Web hosting services Kenya: Why host with Niabusiness in 2019

Niabusiness web hosting services Kenya provides the tools you need to start a blog or create a website. For domains, you can register one with the help of Niabusiness.com or use any of the domain registrars listed here. For web hosting, Niabusiness currently offers 3 plans.Web hosting services Kenya: Why host with Niabusiness in 2019

For scripts to run your website / blog there are many free scripts to choose from in the cPanel > Softaculous script installation area. You can choose any of them to power your site.

For your needs as a small business, individual, blogger, company or organization, Niabusiness recommends using WordPress.

Why host with Niabusiness in 2019

Initial planning

Once you get in touch with Niabusiness (show interest in starting a blog or website) we’ll discuss:

  • the keywords/niche you want to target
  • what your site is going to be about and
  • what you expect to get out of it

Then we will also talk about the kind of content you should create and have published on your site when it is launched.

This is usually content that describe what you do as a business, individual or organisation – published on the homepage or about us page.

Niabusiness can also help you decide how many pages and blog posts to publish initially.

Shared hosting plans

As mentioned above Niabusiness offers 3 plans.

It is cheap to get started with any one of them especially the Starter plan which costs KSh 6000 per year.

Read more about the plans here.

cPanel dashboard

To manage your site, each hosting plan comes with cPanel.

Within the cPanel dashboard you can manage your email accounts, databases, logs, backups and content you upload to your site.

Softaculous installer

Through the installer, you can choose any number of scripts to power your blog or website.

There are free scripts to run blogs, portals, wiki sites, auction sites and more.

Choose the one you need.

Niabusiness will install it for you.

Domain registration

Niabusiness can help you with domain registration if you want to.

Most domain registrars charge Kenya Shillings 1000 per year for a domain name with the most popular extensions.

With Niabusiness Hosting, you only pay the cost of any of the shared plans (linked to above) to get your .com, .co.ke, .net or .org domain registered for one year.

WordPress installation

If you want everything handled for you (when it comes to installation), Niabusiness will install the self-hosted version of WordPress, install a WordPress theme, the necessary WordPress plugins and then configure theme.

Set up your email list

Niabusiness.com will create a free MailChimp account for you.

You can use this to manage your email subscriber data – and to send emails to them.

MailMunch can also be added to your WordPress blog/website to capture emails from popups and sign up forms in blog posts and your site’s sidebar areas.

Support

With the purchase of any Niabusiness shared hosting plan, you will get the help you need to start and grow your blog/website.

NOTE: When you need help with your blog/website, use the contact form here to get in touch.

Accountability with your content calendar / promotion plan

Depending on how much content you are able to produce in a week or month, you can ask Niabusiness to check up on you to see if there is any new content you want added to your site.

Adding new blog posts and pages to your WordPress site is something you can do yourself but if you are not comfortable doing that yourself, you can send articles (pages/posts) you have written to Niabusiness via email (as Microsoft Word documents)  and the new content will be added to your site.

This applies to images you want added to your website as well.

Installing sharing buttons on pages and posts

To help with content sharing, Niabusiness will install a plugin to help your readers/customers/clients share content published on your blog/website.

The buttons will help you and your blog visitors share the content you create to different social networking site and messaging apps.

Niabusiness will also install Jetpack to auto-share blog posts to your social networking sites (Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn) whenever new posts are added to your site.

Apart from that, Niabusiness will provide you with different tips to grow your existing site in 2019 and beyond.

This will be done via email, phone calls, live chat and through the various blog posts published to the site – on blogging, content marketing, and online business.

If you have a question on Niabusiness web hosting services in Kenya, add it in the comments section below.

Niabusiness.com web hosting and domain registration in Kenya for your websites and blogs

Want to do domain registration in Kenya for a new blog or website you are thinking of starting? Also looking for a provider of web hosting in Kenya to host your website, blog or online shop? Read on to learn how Niabusiness.com Hosting can help you get your website or blog going.

You’ve come to Niabusiness Hosting Kenya because you are looking for a domain registrar and web hosting company in Kenya to work with.

Meaning you are interested in starting a website in Kenya, starting a blog in Kenya, registering a new domain name or paying for web hosting.

We’d like to work with you – to help you achieve the goals you have in mind. Welcome to Niabusiness.com web hosting.

Here are our popular web hosting plans (more about them below)

  • Hosting
    Plans

  • Bandwidth

  • cPanel

  • Softaculous

  • Cost per month

  • Cost per day

  • Proven
  • KSh 16,000 a year

    7.5 GB disk space

  • 150 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 1334 

  • Less than KSh 44 

  • Mediate
  • KSh 11,000 a year

    5 GB disk space

  • 100 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 917 a month! 

  • Less than KSh 31 a day! 

  • Starter
  • KSh 6,000 a year

    2.5 GB disk space

  • 50 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 501 

  • Less than KSh 17 

  1. Proven. With 7.5 GB in disk space and 150 GB bandwidth, this hosting package goes for Kenya Shillings 16,000 a year. Get this.
  2. Mediate. With 5 GB in disk quota and 100 GB bandwidth, this hosting plan, a favourite, goes for an annual fee of 11,000 Kenyan Shillings. Get this plan.
  3. Starter. With 2.5 GB in disk space and 50 GB bandwidth, this plan, Niabusiness.com Hosting entry plan, goes for 6,000 shillings a year. Start your website (blog) with this plan.

The services we offer are tailored for persons coming from different backgrounds – individuals, businesses, SMEs, schools, companies and organizations in Kenya.

Not only does Niabusiness.com provide you with the tools and guidance you need to get web hosting for a blog (website).

We also help you every step of the way till your website (blog) is reachable to anyone with internet access using a web browser of their choice on any device they own (feature phones, smartphones, laptops, tablets and desktop computers).

Even once your site is made available online, Niabusiness will help you add pages, articles you write, photos you take and other features you need for your site to function the way you want.

Niabusiness.com helps you create your websites and blogs – and shows you how to make them do what you want them to do (the features you want).

The focus doesn’t end only with the features and affordability of the hosting plans we provide.

During the creation process, the aim of your website also receives due attention – for successfully implementing the ideas you have for your website (or blog) helps you, in a big way, to tap into the power that comes with having an online presence (the foundation of which is the right domain name, hosting plan and the site built on it).

Niabusiness.com web hosting Kenya plans and pricing (in Kenyan Shillings)

At this point, you are wondering about the costs involved and the time it takes for your website (blog) to go live once you finalize payment and send via email some of the content you want added on your new site.

We offer three hosting plans: Proven, Mediate and Starter.

  • Hosting
    Plans

  • Bandwidth

  • cPanel

  • Softaculous

  • Cost per month

  • Cost per day

  • Proven
  • KSh 16,000 a year

    7.5 GB disk space

  • 150 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 1334 

  • Less than KSh 44 

  • Mediate
  • KSh 11,000 a year

    5 GB disk space

  • 100 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 917 a month! 

  • Less than KSh 31 a day! 

  • Starter
  • KSh 6,000 a year

    2.5 GB disk space

  • 50 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 501 

  • Less than KSh 17 

Does that mean our web hosting plans in Kenya are the cheapest, expensive, affordable, reasonable or just rightly priced?

Let’s see.

A breakdown of the cost of each of the three web hosting plans in Kenyan Shillings

  1. Proven. With 7.5 GB in disk space and 150 GB bandwidth, this hosting package goes for Kenya Shillings 16,000 a year. That is less than 1,334 Kenyan Shillings a month (or less than KSh 44 per day). Get this.
  2. Mediate. With 5 GB in disk quota and 100 GB bandwidth, this hosting plan, a favourite, goes for an annual fee of 11,000 Kenyan Shillings. That is less than KSh 917 per month (or less than Kenya Shillings 31 a day)…less than what most Kenyan professionals and business owners use on their phones on a daily basis. Get this plan.
  3. Starter. With 2.5 GB in disk space and 50 GB bandwidth, this plan, Niabusiness.com Hosting entry plan, goes for 6,000 shillings a year. That is less than KSh 501 per month (or less than 17 shillings a day!). Start with this plan.

We’d say these are the right plans for you and any Kenyan keen on starting a website (or blog) with their mission being: doing their best to successfully implement ideas that helps them achieve the main aim of their website’s existence.

For example, you can start a website or blog with us with the following goals in mind:

  • to facilitate easier communication between you and your website’s audience,
  • to acquire new customers (online lead generation),
  • to set up a website that acts as an information hub – where you can spread your message (share tips, information, strategies or ideas)
  • to use your site for customer care agent purposes – where you answer questions your audience have in the form of blog posts,
  • to promote the products and services you offer to a segment of the market via inbound marketing, paid ads and email marketing
  • to magnify your brand’s presence by ranking highly on search engine results pages for certain keywords in your niche
  • to complement your presence on social networks and messaging apps where consumers spend most of their time online – while making your site the main hub for your activities online – and using inbound marketing to get people to take action on your site

We, as Niabusiness Hosting Kenya, work on setting up your website (blog) on WordPress self-hosted, installing the necessary scripts, apps, templates and themes and making sure your site runs smoothly – leaving you time to focus on the things that result in the highest conversions for your business or organization.

What you get with each web hosting plan from Niabusiness.com Kenya

All the three hosting plans (Proven, Mediate and Starter) come with Linux servers, cPanel to manage your website, blog scripts like WordPress, MySQL databases, configurations, emails (forwarding, creating new emails with your domain name in it, changing passwords), subdomains, free PHP scripts and website builders (WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla, Magento, Drupal), website optimization (for increased page load speeds, search rankings and security), file uploads, FTP access (including use of Filezilla to manage file uploads, copying and editing) and the ability to check your site’s logs (errors, traffic stats, keywords).

The amount you pay for any of the three hosting plans also covers the cost for domain registration of various popular extensions. More information here.

How do you proceed to host your blog or website with Niabusiness Hosting Kenya?

The most important thing to do, before letting the excitement that comes with starting a new website (or blog) lead you any further, is to think about what you really need a website or blog for.

Realize the immense benefits that come with owning and running a website or blog but also take into consideration the amount of work it takes to make any new website (blog) successful (achieving the goals you have for it from the onset).

If you are not privy to information that could help you prepare to be a successful website owner, check, as part of your planning, these 25 questions and answers on web hosting with Niabusiness.com. This is to further ensure that you are prepared to put in the necessary work required as a site owner so that, later on, you get a good return on your investment (the money you spend on the website or blog you host with Niabusiness)

Also take time to read the free PDF guide 32 reasons to start a blog (website) in Kenya. Click the link to download the guide. NOTE: The download link will be sent to your email address immediately. So, check your inbox.

NOTE: The guide is available as a blog post. Read it here.

Spending 16000 KSh, 11000 shillings or 6000 shillings a year for a domain name and web hosting requires a little planning beforehand, don’t you agree?

Educate yourself, at least on the basics of starting and running successful websites, if you are pressed for time.

You might also want to spend some time on Niabusiness.com web hosting blog to learn more about what it takes to build a successful blog or website in Kenya by going through some of the articles we’ve published.

  • Hosting
    Plans

  • Bandwidth

  • cPanel

  • Softaculous

  • Cost per month

  • Cost per day

  • Proven
  • KSh 16,000 a year

    7.5 GB disk space

  • 150 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 1334 

  • Less than KSh 44 

  • Mediate
  • KSh 11,000 a year

    5 GB disk space

  • 100 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 917 a month! 

  • Less than KSh 31 a day! 

  • Starter
  • KSh 6,000 a year

    2.5 GB disk space

  • 50 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 501 

  • Less than KSh 17 

Once you are done with this part – and still want to start a blog or website in Kenya that you promise to work hard to make successful, send us an email via the contact form here on the kind of site you want to start, which hosting plan (Proven, Mediate or Starter) you want to pay for, the domain name you want us to register for you – and later (once payment is made) also send content you want added on your site e.g. text and photos for the various pages you want to be included on your site like About Us, Contact Us, Team, Services, Products, Testimonials, FAQ, Pricing, tutorials etc.

Note that we can also help you create an online shop on your website or blog – using WooCommerce ecommerce plugin for WordPress. Get in touch to inquire about this service.

Learn more about the benefits of hosting your website or blog with Niabusiness.com in Kenya

For more details on everything you get when you host your website or blog with Niabusiness Hosting Kenya, check this article (on hosting costs, packages and benefits) and this one (with the 25 questions and answers on web hosting and domain registration).

How to ask us your web hosting and domain registration questions

Checked the resources linked to above and still have a question? Get in touch with us via email here.

You can also learn more about our domain registration and web hosting services on our blog here.

Domain name registration prices in Kenya shillings for .co.ke, .com, .or.ke, .org, .ac.ke, .sc.ke, .co, .ug, .net, .biz …

If you want a domain name for your blog or website, Niabusiness.com Hosting Kenya can help you with choosing and registering one for your new or existing site. Niabusiness is a web hosting company in Kenya that helps persons register domains, get web hosting, create blogs, create websites and also start online shops.

How much does it cost to register a domain name with Niabusiness web hosting in Kenyan Shillings?

The price of  a domain name is included in the cost of every hosting plan we offer.

That means that when you pay for any of the hosting packages, you don’t have to pay extra for a domain name.

However, there are exceptions – and we are going to talk about them below.

Popular domain name extensions in Kenya and around the world

Every domain name has an extension. Some of the popular ones are the .com, .net, .org and .biz.

People (prospective clients, for example) can type your domain name directly in their web browser’s address bar to find your site without searching for your site’s name on search engines.

Extensions bundled with Niabusiness.com web hosting packages

The extensions .com, .net, .biz and .org are bundled with every hosting package sold to our customers.

That means that there are no extra charges if you register your domain with any of the four extensions. When you pay the cost of any of our hosting package currently available, there are no extra charges.

Extensions that used to attract extra charges but now are bundled with Niabusiness hosting plans

We used to charge extra for the extensions .co.ke, .co, .sc.ke, .ac.ke and others like .co.ug, .or.ke, .me, .name, .info.ke, .mobi.ke, ac.ug, .ne.ke, .go.ke, .or.ug,) will cost more.Domain name registration prices in Kenya shillings for .co.ke, .com, .or.ke, .org, .ac.ke, .sc.ke, .co, .ug, .net, .biz ...

  • For .co.ke and or.ke, you will no longer pay one thousand Kenyan shillings (KSh 1,000) more as used to be the case.
  • The extension .co will attract an extra, KSh 1,900 on top of the cost of your Niabusiness hosting plan.
  • And you will no longer pay the additional KSh 400 more for the extensions ac.ke or sc.ke – as used to be the case.
  • The .me extension costs an extra KSh 1500

For example, when you order the Mediate hosting package from Niabusiness Kenya, here are the amounts you will send to us via M-PESA if you go with an extension that’s not a .com, .net, .org or .biz.

  • For .co.ke or .or.ke – 11000 + 0 = KSh 11000 a year
  • For extensions ending with .ug – 11000 + 2700= KSH 13700 a year
  • For ac.ke and sc.ke – 11000 + 0 = KSH 11000 a year
  • For .co – 11000 + 1900 = KSH 12900 a year

Note that all domain names are renewed every year.

You can pay for more than one year upfront if you want that.

Other domain name extensions that do not attract extra charges include: .ne.ke, .info, .go.ke, .mobi.ke, .info.ke, .me.ke, .us, .de, and .in.

If the price of the extension you want to be a part of your domain name is not included above or if you just want to ask us questions in regards to your domain name and hosting needscontact us to get more information.

Choosing and registering a domain name in Kenya with Niabusiness Hosting

Choosing a unique, easy to remember domain name is very important.

When choosing a name, it is a good to come up with a great name.

it doesn’t have to take you days to do this unless there is a good reason.

An existing or new business can simply use their name and pick an extension like .com or .co.ke to go with it.

For inspiration, you can look at the domain names of other sites you frequent. Look at the names of the blogs and websites you visit on a regular basis. Or even the apps you use a lot. Look at the names of the companies behind them. Look at some of the popular brands you use.

Doing all this will give you more inspiration (and help you come up with a great domain name for your blog, website, online shop, business, side hustle, company, organization or institution).

What if the domain name you want to register is already taken?

  1. Use the same name with a different extension provided the use of the name doesn’t infringe on any person’s copyright or intellectual property rights.
  2. Come up with a different name. Talk to others and listen to their suggestions. Write some names on paper. Then choose the best name.

Can you help me come up with a domain name for my site?

Yes.

You can come up with a list first, even if it only has two names.

We will discuss with you, make suggestions then allow you to make a decision on which name to go with based on our discussion.

Who can use the domain extensions .co.ke, .sc.ke, .ac.ke, .org or .com?

  • .sc.ke – meant mainly for kindergarten, primary and secondary schools in Kenya
  • .com and .co.ke – meant mainly for commercial enterprises – businesses, companies. .co.ke extension is fit for commercial entities in Kenya
  • .ac.ke – meant mainly for institutions of learning like colleges, polytechnics and universities in Kenya
  • .org – meant mainly for organizations, foundations

Can I register and pay for a domain name without buying web hosting?

If you don’t have the money to pay for a hosting package now but want to reserve your domain name and pay for hosting later get in touch.

Click here to get your blog website now

FAQs on web hosting and domain registration in Kenya with Niabusiness.com Hosting

Want to learn more about web hosting in Kenya? How about domain registration in Kenya? In this page Niabusiness.com Hosting Kenya will address the concerns you may have as someone who wants to create a website, start a blog or open an online shop in Kenya. You will also find details about the cost of hosting and prices of domains (in Kenyan Shillings).

A little bit about Niabusiness Hosting and why this FAQ section was created

Niabusiness.com provides web hosting and domain registration services to individuals, businesses, organizations and schools in Kenya.

We sometimes get asked questions regarding our hosting plans, domain registration services, starting blogs and websites, how we help our clients, costs involved and more.

So, we created this FAQ page to give you the answers you’re looking for – and save you time going back and forth via email, livechat or phone.

The questions we are frequently asked are answered below. Read on to get the clarity you need before you spend any of your money on a domain and hosting plan. The answers you find on Niabusiness.com will equip you with the knowledge necessary to successfully launch your website or blog.

The answers will also help you plan how you want to go about starting and growing your blog or website.

So, read everything in this page – and even take a step further to find more answers to questions we are frequently asked by going to this page.

When you are equipped with the right knowledge (and actionable steps provided in the answers to the questions below) you will approach building your blog or website with the seriousness it deserves – and therefore increase the likelihood of building and owning a successful website.

If you skip this step, like some clients do, you are likely to just let your website sit and gather dust.

You won’t consistently work on growing it – for example by adding new quality content to it at least a few times every month – and what that means is that the site will, in most cases, fail.

The process of getting a domain, buying hosting, creating your blog or starting a website in Kenya with Niabusiness.com web hosting  is as follows:

  • Hosting
    Plans

  • Bandwidth

  • cPanel

  • Softaculous

  • Cost per month

  • Cost per day

  • Proven
  • KSh 16,000 a year

    7.5 GB disk space

  • 150 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 1334 

  • Less than KSh 44 

  • Mediate
  • KSh 11,000 a year

    5 GB disk space

  • 100 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 917 a month! 

  • Less than KSh 31 a day! 

  • Starter
  • KSh 6,000 a year

    2.5 GB disk space

  • 50 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 501 

  • Less than KSh 17 

NOTE: You are free to build a website or blog powered by a free or premium script other than WordPress, since Softaculous (the program in your cPanel that makes it easy to quickly install scripts) offers many scripts you can use to power your website or blog..

How much do I pay to host my blog or website with you – and what’s the cost of domain name registration at Niabusiness.com Hosting?

In this page, we list the costs of domain names that use various extensions.

Here is what you need to know even before you check that page.

When you pay for hosting with us and the domain name you want to register ends with a .com, .net, .biz, or a .org, .co.ke extension, you’ll only pay the cost for any of the web hosting packages listed below.

No extra payments on domains.

However, domain names that end with extensions like .co, .go.ke, .info.ke, .co.tz, .name, .me, .mobi.ke, .or.ug, .ac.ug, .or.ke, .ne.ke, and .co.ug may cost a little more. How much you ask? The answers are here.

Now, to web hosting pricing. How much do they go for?

Currently Niabusiness Hosting Kenya offers three packages as shown below:

  1. Proven package – goes for Kenya Shillings 16,000 a year. Get this hosting plan now.
  2. Mediate package – goes for Kenya Shillings 11,000 a year. Get this hosting plan now.
  3. Starter package – goes for Kenya Shillings 6,000 a year. Get this hosting plan now.

Why is there a difference in pricing? Why are the hosting packages priced differently?

When you start a new website or blog, and work at it, the new site will gradually grow (get more readers visiting it at any given time, host more content – like articles, images and different files you add to it).FAQs on web hosting and domain registration in Kenya with Niabusiness.com Hosting

As your site gets bigger, it will need more resources (and more attention from us) so that it continues to grow – because that’s what you want.

You want to get more people to know about you, your ideas, business, organization or project – and if you are selling something, to get more people paying for and using your products and services.

So, as you move from Starter package to Mediate, Proven or any other package Niabusiness Hosting Kenya may introduce as time goes by, you get more power (bandwidth, disk quota and speed – so that your site loads fast even as it continues getting more visitors).

This is why there’s a difference – just like how you need to add more funds (airtime) to your phone if you want to speak longer without worries of being reminded by your operator that your call will be disconnected in a few seconds because of insufficient balance.

If you still have a question, continue reading. Chances are the question has been answered below. If you are ready to choose a hosting package right now though, click here to get started.

  • Hosting
    Plans

  • Bandwidth

  • cPanel

  • Softaculous

  • Cost per month

  • Cost per day

  • Proven
  • KSh 16,000 a year

    7.5 GB disk space

  • 150 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 1334 

  • Less than KSh 44 

  • Mediate
  • KSh 11,000 a year

    5 GB disk space

  • 100 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 917 a month! 

  • Less than KSh 31 a day! 

  • Starter
  • KSh 6,000 a year

    2.5 GB disk space

  • 50 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 501 

  • Less than KSh 17 

  1. Tell me what you want to do for me and why should I listen – if I want to create a website or blog in Kenya?

Niabusiness.com web hosting service helps businesses and individuals start their own quality websites or blogs.

That is what we want to do for you – make sure that you are the owner of a site that helps you achieve various goals (some listed in #2 below).

  1. Why should I even bother getting a website (blog)? And why do I have to pay for one when I can get one for free?

Some people don’t start their own sites because they don’t know the immense benefits that come with a quality site. [read 32 reasons to start a site PDF guide]

Some don’t start one simply because it takes a lot of effort to create a great site.

Some start their own sites using free services like wordpress.com, blogger.com, tumblr.com etc.

But you should register a domain name, pay for hosting and start your own site to get the benefits mentioned below:

  • Your own site will help you get in front of customers looking for the services you offer (or products you sell) via different search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Duckduckgo etc. Providing the right kind of information, could be the start of new relationships with prospects, business owners (offering complimentary services) etc – all in a place (your own site) you have control over.
  • Your own site will help you diversify the way you market your products or services. Just as you work hard to ensure that your ads on newspapers, magazines, online classified ad sites, radio, brochures, business directories or business card helps you achieve certain goals, a quality site will help you reach more – new customers or clients.
  • Your own site will help you let people know what you do, why you do it, what you can do for them, for how much, how they can  get in touch with you and much more.
  • Unlike many of the free sites which you don’t own and therefore have a limited say on how they should be designed etc, your own site is a free place. You can do anything with it. After all, it is yours. And as long as you build a quality resource and market it, the benefits that come with it can surpass those from the free sites.
  • Your own site enables you to capture the emails of people who visit your site. You can create a free incentive to get prospects to opt in your mailing list. This list can become handy in building stronger relationships with both your customers and prospects alike.
  • Blogging is one of the cheapest ways to teach customers and prospects through how to guides, videos, infographics, podcasts and more – and gain trust, widen reach and be chosen and paid for an outcome your customer wants.
  • Your can use your own site to take care of your customers. For example, you can compile all the questions people frequently ask concerning your services and products and create detailed posts (consisting of text, images, videos etc) about them, publish them on your site and make them accessible every second of the day to anyone with internet access – in essence a customer care rep that never sleeps!
  • Your own site will help you reduce the costs involved with getting feedback from your customers. You can add surveys to your site and invite them to participate – or ask them questions in your blog posts or email campaigns.

Paying for a domain name and web hosting (instead of starting a free site) in Kenya ensures that:

You get to do more with your blog or website. Free always comes with limitations and some of that can be overcome by getting your own self-hosted site – which Niabusiness Hosting makes affordable for you as shown on this page.

  • Hosting
    Plans

  • Bandwidth

  • cPanel

  • Softaculous

  • Cost per month

  • Cost per day

  • Proven
  • KSh 16,000 a year

    7.5 GB disk space

  • 150 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 1334 

  • Less than KSh 44 

  • Mediate
  • KSh 11,000 a year

    5 GB disk space

  • 100 GB 

  • Yes 

  • Yes 

  • Less than KSh 917 a month! 

  • Less than KSh 31 a day! 

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  • KSh 6,000 a year

    2.5 GB disk space

  • 50 GB 

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  1. How will you help me get my own blog or website (and how will I know that I am the real owner)?

We’ll let you know how to register your domain name and select a hosting plan. You’ll be required to enter your postal address, email, phone number and real name (details to show that you are the real owner).

If you don’t want to do all this, you can send us the details above and we’ll register the site for you (note that the passwords and usernames will be sent to your email. So make sure to provide a valid email address and make sure that all the other details are correct). You can easily change any of the passwords later if you want to.

Whenever you are ready, you can pay and your site will be up and running in a few hours.

BUT HERE IS WHAT WE LIKE DOING MOST: We discuss about your needs. You tell us about what you want your site to do. You tell us about all the things you want to include on the site (we prefer if you do this via email) and then move from there.

This may seem like a lot but preparation goes a long way in creating a great site.

  1. What if I want a blog, not a website with static homepage?

Your site will be powered using the self-hosted version of WordPress (which is found at WordPress.org – the default script we use to power sites though you are at liberty to use any other script (like the many available within cPanel script installer Softaculous to power your site).

Why? You won’t have trouble operating it. It is easier to use. Can have both static pages as the HOMEPAGE and a section dedicated to your posts – BLOG.

You’ll just have to tell us what you want.

  1. Where will the website (blog) be hosted?

Niabusiness has the capacity to provide web hosting and domain registration services.

Your site will be hosted by Niabusiness Hosting.

  1. Which domain name extension should I use?

The most popular one is .com. There are others like .biz, .org, .net, .co, .co.ke etc. some cost more than others. So, lots of choices. Read more about your choice of domain name extensions here.

  1. Can you please break down the costs involved in getting a new blog or website in Kenya with Niabusiness Hosting?

If you are going to register a domain name in Kenya with a .com, .net, .biz or .org extension and get hosting, plus get help in setting up your site, adding pages and making it work the way you want, you’ll only pay the cost for the hosting plan you choose.

Why? We know there are many people out there who’ll tell you to just pay for the domain name and hosting and figure out the rest (building a great site) by yourself.

This amount will ensure that you get a new site and someone to help you build it (as you learn more about sites etc.). Our experience will come in handy.

It may seem like a lot of money now. But don’t wait till you get your site and come face to face with reality (all the effort – time and money but mostly time – you’ll need to make it successful.)

  1. When can you start working on my blog (website)?

After the discussion to determine what you really want from your site.

We have seen people who really want their own sites but can’t seem to commit to building it.

A site cannot build itself. We will need your input.

If this project is to succeed, you’ll have to be ready to take action to ensure that the quality site you want becomes a reality.

That means that if you really want your website or blog to grow, you will agree to add new content to it on a regular basis – say by publishing at least 1 to 7 blog posts per week to beef the site a little bit – and have more content for search engine robots to crawl and index – resulting in more top 10 rankings for various long and short tail keywords.

Let’s talk about what you want, pay for a hosting package here and let’s get started.

  1. When will the site be operational?

After payment, one to four hours. During this time your site will still be under construction – with more content being added to it – and some more changes made to the site for it to work the way you want.

The content we will add to your blog or website include articles, MS Word documents and images you send to us via email – after payment.

  1. What will Niabusiness Web Hosting Kenya do for me?

On top of purchasing a domain name and paying for web hosting, we will also provide support.

Sometimes sites suffer from internal server errors (so that the site’s content may not be accessible to people who visit it) or your IP address is blocked or the site owner takes an action that triggers a fatal error – so that the site doesn’t function well.

Sometimes your site is hacked and infected by malware without your knowledge.

One thing that comes with every new blog or website is attention. They need attention to get you the results you want. That may mean time, money and lots of effort to ensure your site is ready for visitors who land on it.

It is very hard to run a site successfully without spending lots of time on it. That’s why some people cut shortcuts and end up hurting their sites.

Niabusiness Hosting Kenya will help you do the following:

  • make your site secure,
  • guide you on the things you need to do,
  • help you publish the pages and add the features you need using various plugins,
  • ensure your site doesn’t violate Google and Bing webmaster rules, setup your mailing list with MailChimp which is free (up to 2000 subscribers) or GetResponse (or Aweber or ConvertKit) which is not free,
  • add your free incentive or lead magnet (could be an ebook  or a short guide that you write – you can learn more here) to your site and make sure that people can get it after opting to your list,
  • add the necessary widgets to your site’s sidebar,
  • verify your site with Google, Bing, Alexa etc under your Gmail address,
  • give you a basic introduction to WordPress – to enable you confidently manage your site,
  • add Google Analytics ID to your site,
  • add a Facebook like box (and Follow me on Twitter button) to your sidebar,
  • add Google+ and Pinterest buttons to your site (including sharing buttons within posts and pages),
  • and help you create more quality content to rank in search engines (we’ll just share ideas you can use and not write content for you unless you want to pay for writing services as well). You’ll write the content and we’ll be there to guide you and optimize it before it is published on your site.
  1. When can I start seeing returns on my investment (website, blog)?

It depends on how much effort you put (towards creating a quality resource and marketing it) on this project.

Just don’t be swayed by some of the make money online posts that don’t tell the whole story.

Like everything else, this is going to require a lot of hard work, determination and yes, patience.

And talking about return on investment, remember to take your time answering these two questions:

  • Why am I starting this website, blog?
  • What do I want to achieve with this blog, website?

There’s a section to help you clearly answer these two questions in the ebook How to Start a Successful Blog in Kenya.

  1. What are the advantages of starting a website or blog in Kenya right now?

You open the door for new opportunities earlier:

  • The opportunity to turn a prospect to a customer (client) – who would have not found and worked with you if you had no site in the first place.
  • The opportunity to give people answers they need right when they need them: product reviews, how to guides, news, and more answers to questions that start with who, what, when, where, why and how. This is a time-saver.
  • The opportunity to connect with other people interested in what you do (could be customers or prospects). You can get feedback from them and learn more from their suggestions and behavior on you site – analyzing all this (behaviour and data) can help you tweak your site, products, create more content on a particular topic etc.
  • The opportunity to get linked to from other sites and get your content shared, reaching more people with your message – while increasing your domain authority.
  • The opportunity to create one place where all your customers can connect, get to know each other, help each other and more. A forum or membership area for example.
  • The opportunity to open an online store that is accessible every hour of the day. For example creating an online shop using the free WordPress ecommerce plugin WooCommerce.

And yes, a lot of experience and stories that can help you think of better ways to solve your customers’ problems, make your business profitable etc. Learn more here.

  1. What if I change my mind and want my money back?

We always take the time to discuss the needs of the client before accepting their money. We do our best to make sure the client gets full value for their money.

And when we get to work on your site, it takes a lot of time in front of the computer to build your site. But should we take the money because of this reason, even when you are not satisfied? No.

However, there are people who let us put in the hard work and then say they weren’t satisfied with the services rendered – using dishonesty to get things done for free. We don’t like this, and you wouldn’t either if you were in our position.

But what if a person makes a genuine claim and is really honest with us? They get a 30 day money back guarantee – full or partial refund – determined on a case by case basis.

  1. What are some of the things I can do to benefit from the website or blog I start?

We will be guiding you whenever necessary. This is to make sure that you build a quality resource that attracts quality traffic and helps you achieve various goals.

Feel free to ask questions. And best of all, be the person who takes action to ensure that you implement the recommendations we agree upon after every discussion we have.

  1. What if I don’t know anything about websites, blogs and how to maintain them?

There are lots of free and paid resources out there. Articles, podcasts, videos, courses and a lot more. If you want us to point you to some of them, do let us know. Or start with the articles on web hosting we publish on Niabusiness.com blog.

If you want someone to teach you more, we can do that, but this is a separate service that you’ll have to pay for. Let us know if you need this service as well.

If you want someone to maintain your site for long term, get in touch and let us know how we can help. Remember that this is a separate service.

  1. Can I have a personal blog (website) and another one for my business?

Yes. But before you start many sites, ask yourself the following questions (because it takes a lot of effort and time running just one quality website or blog):

  • Will one do? Why two or more?
  • Will I have enough time to make them all successful?
  • Can I just focus on one site right now and then start the other one later?
  • Do I really need another site now? Why? Is it because of excitement?
  1. Can I hire Niabusiness Hosting to maintain my website (blog)?

Yes. Remember this is a separate service. Get in touch for more information.

  1. Will you be available for consultation after I register my site with you?

Yes. By email, chat and phone – and sometimes in person.

  1. How will I pay the money for the domain name and hosting? [How to make payment to Niabusiness.com Hosting Kenya]

You can pay via Safaricom M-PESA. If you want to pay using another method, get in touch. Let’s talk about it first.

  1. What steps will you take to ensure my blog or website is a quality site?

In our discussion, after registering the site, we will (Niabusiness Hosting and you) come up with a few guidelines. These guidelines are meant to do one thing – help you achieve your set goals without taking shortcuts.

The services we offer are like steps to those goals. We’ll do everything legit and right to ensure you achieve these goals.

We’ll work together. You’ll keep your end of the bargain and we’ll keep ours. We will work hard and so will you. But if you are not ready for this, wait until you do (don’t start a website or blog now and just let it sit, with no new content). Wait until you want to build a successful site.

When you are ready and serious about building a great website or blog, get in touch with us here at Niabusiness.com.

The recommendations we’ll give you are meant to ensure you build a great site. If you keep your word, it will be great.

  1. Can I refer others to Niabusiness.com web hosting Kenya?

If you work with us, like what we do and believe that someone else can benefit from this service, feel free to refer them to Niabusiness.

You can let them know about Niabusiness web hosting services via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, email, Linkedin, SMS, WhatsApp, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, word of mouth or in any way you can think of.

You can also give them a link to this page (niabusiness.com/host or link to it from other sites), where we have attempted to address a few things they may want to know more about.

What if you want to be an affiliate and earn commissions for clients you refer – the ones who pay for the web hosting service Niabusiness offers? Sign up here and we’ll let you know when we launch Niabusiness Web Hosting affiliate program).

  1. What if I am not ready to start a website (blog) right now?

Save this page. And wait till you are ready for the responsibilities that come with a new blog or website.

Alternatively, you can decide to start learning and get your site in a few days or weeks from now.

You can also hire us to do everything for you. This will cost more and we can only give you a quote after discussing a few things: mainly what you want to achieve with your site and the specifics on what you really want Niabusiness Hosting to do for you.

  1. What if I already have a site of my own?

Thought of improving it?

A little tweak here and there can get you more and better results. If you want us to help you with this, let us know via the contact page. We’ll let you know how we can help you – and give you a quote.

  1. What are some of the things I should know about regarding ownership of a website, blog security, traffic, conversion and quality?

  • When you register your new site, make sure that you use correct information e.g. name, email, address etc.
  • A successful site takes a lot of time and effort to build.
  • Always make sure that the content you add to your site helps your visitors fulfill a certain need – the reason why your site exists.
  • A lot of traffic doesn’t mean more sales, more loyalty or success. That is why it is better to focus on getting the right kind of traffic – that helps you achieve your short and long term goals. Also, make sure you capture user details for example by using email opt-in forms on your site.
  • A few simple tweaks here and there can immensely improve your site’s security.
  1. What must I do to make my site successful?

The success of a site is determined by the goals you want to achieve with the said site. I call this a blog mission – details are available in the ebook I mentioned above.

Without wasting your time, the answer is hard work, creating great content (and spending time promoting it), genuine relationships with other bloggers, entrepreneurs, customers and readers.

  1. I still have a question but can’t find what I am looking for on this page, what should I do?

Click here to get in touch with us. Let us know how we can help.

Want to register a domain name, pay for web hosting and start your own blog or website in Kenya right now?

Choose a hosting plan below to continue. Click here for details about each Niabusiness.com hosting plan – then choose the right one for you. Contact us if you need any clarification about services offered by Niabusiness Hosting Kenya.

Web hosting in Kenya for blogs and websites – costs, packages and benefits

If you are looking for a web hosting company in Kenya, or a business that offers such a service, for your new or existing blog or website, read on below to learn more about what Niabusiness Hosting offers its clients.

WordPress only hosting in Kenya for blogs and websites at Niabusiness.com

To make things simpler, faster and efficient, Niabusiness.com Web Hosting Kenya only offers clients the WordPress script. That is the script that will power your site once we allocate you server space and get you the domain name you want.

Of course, you are free to use any other script apart from WordPress, to power your website or blog. For example Joomla, OpenCart, Magento, Drupal and others.

Is there a good reason for this – why Niabusiness.com uses WordPress self-hosted script to build blogs and websites for its clients in Kenya?

Yes, there is. WordPress, the self-hosted version, makes it easy for individuals, organizations, institutions and businesses in Kenya to get online, publish content, manage their sites and connect with others easily.

Easily doesn’t mean that there’s no work involved. In fact it can take a lot of effort to build a great blog or website that attracts the right kind of traffic.

Learn more about what goes into building a website in our FAQ page here.

Here is what you get when you choose Niabusiness hosting service to create your blog or start your website in Kenya

Whether you are an individual who needs a personal blog, a business, a not-for-profit organization, a foundation, an institution of learning, a leader, a freelancer, a company, a partnership, a firm, an entrepreneur, an author or affiliate marketer …

1. You get a clear direction, from us, on what steps to take right from the beginning

We understand the power a blog or website gets its owner – and the very things one needs to do to get this power and use it for their good and the good of those who come to their sites.

We will help you decide what to publish on your site, how to organize the content you add to your site, when to launch your site, how to promote it and this: how to build a site focusing mainly on what you want it to do without complicating things.

2. We will install WordPress and set up your website

When you pay for web hosting, whether a domain name is included in that or not, most web hosting companies let you upload files to your site by yourself.Web hosting in Kenya for blogs and websites - costs, packages and benefits

A lot of times you are also to install the script to power your site by yourself.

Why?

Because it saves them time and allows them to focus on other things like acquiring and tending to new customers; and two because it is assumed that setting up everything is easy?

Is it, really?

That depends on the person you ask.

But since the installation is a ‘one time thing’ many clients are glad to work with someone who does this for them… adding the right plugins and configuring everything.

Niabusiness Hosting Kenya sets up your WordPress site for you. During this process, you are also welcome to share your thoughts and suggestions.

If you know your suggestions will result in the kind of site that you want, or better, feel free to share them with us.

3. Niabusiness hosting helps you focus on what matters right from –

selecting and registering a domain name, choosing a hosting package with enough disk quota and bandwidth, building your new site and promoting it.

Some people think that once their site is set up, everything is, and will be, just fine.

They forget about their new site, end up frustrated while trying to fix fatal errors on their sites and sometimes even blame their hosting provider for unreliable service when they are the ones at fault.

We will seek details about what you want, so that you can get direction on how to make your site a success.

The good thing with this is that it saves you a lot of time.

If you are a person who is really interested and willing to work very hard to build a successful blog or website in Kenya, we’ll do our best to help.

4. We will help you tighten the security of your site

Sites are getting hacked every hour, every single day.

Our hosting service will continually keep an eye on things and work together with you to improve your site’s security.

How much does the WordPress hosting service cost: prices of Niabusiness hosting plans in Kenyan Shillings?

You can see the costs of all our hosting packages here. We love to work with clients who see their blogs, websites as investments.

These are not people who just settle for cheap, throw a site together and leave it to wither.

Most people don’t realize that sometimes cheap hosting cost way more.

How? Time.

How many consider the time they’ll be spending on different aspects of their site? Very few.

Our hosting service saves you time and keeps the frustration most site owners suffer far away – from you.

Some of the things most web hosting companies leave you to take care of on your own are handled for you when you host with us.

This leaves you with more time to focus on building connections online, getting more traffic, working on your site’s conversions, creating more content for your blog, getting more email subscribers among other things.

The amount you pay for the hosting package of your choice isn’t steep. It is affordable – and for what it gets you, paying only that should be viewed as a good investment on your part.

It is all about looking much further down the road, to pay more now rather than paying even a bigger figure a few weeks or months to come.

The amount  gets you server space and a domain name for your site (with top level domain extensions .com, .net, .org or .biz). You can read more about getting a domain name with the extensions .co.ke, .co, .or.ke, .me, .sc.ke, .ac.ke, .name, .info.ke, .mobi.ke, .ne.ke, .go.ke, .co.ug, .ac.ug .or.ug, here.

How do I get started with Niabusiness Hosting Kenya?

To host your blog or website with us, make sure you really want this because spending money on a domain name and hosting just for the sake of it doesn’t sound right.

Be ready to work on your site so that it can do what you want it to do.

Ready? Click here to view and purchase a hosting plan.

After selecting a hosting plan, click Add to Cart > View Cart or Proceed to Checkout > Fill in your details like name, email address, postal address and phone number > Click Place Order.

After placing your order, send payment for the total amount of your order via M-PESA. Otherwise, make payment via PayPal – by choosing the PayPal option in the payment section of the checkout page.

We’ll get to work when payment is received.

The How to Start a Successful Blog ebook and online course

When you host your site with us you can also buy and download your copy of the ebook How to Start a Successful Blog – or get both the ebook and e-course as well.

This is a great ebook for individuals and businesses who are not just contented with owning a blog or, website, but who know they can do more and get more out of their investment.

Other things we’ll help you do

You will also get assistance with the following: setting custom emails with your domain name, verifying your site with search engines (using your Gmail & Outlook email addresses) like Google, Bing and the site, Alexa, setting Google+ authorship, setting up your email list, adding email opt in boxes to your site, sitemap submission, plugin installation and configuration, integration with social networking sites etc.

And we’ll be here to answer your questions and guide you.

Also remember that if you need help with more than these, you can get in touch, get a quote and get the work done.

Click here to purchase a web hosting plan of your choice now