Web hosting charges in Kenya: What 8 hosts charge

Learn about web hosting charges in Kenya. Read on to learn what 8 hosting companies charge their clients monthly or yearly.

Bitsimba

Bitsimba is a domain registrar and web hosting company located in Kenya. Apart from providing hosting and domain registration services, it also offers web design, app development and SEO services.

Bitsimba domain registration charges

You can register a domain for your blog or website on Bitsimba.com.

Get a domain name with a .co.ke extension for 800 Shillings a year. .com domains go for KSh 1100 a year.

Bitsimba web hosting plans

The company offers three plans: Startup package, Standard package and Corporate package.Web hosting charges in Kenya: What 8 hosts charge

  • Startup package: Costs 1500 per year. It comes with a 15 GB SSD space, bandwidth capacity of 1 TB and 1 free .co.ke domain.
  • Standard package: Costs Kenya Shillings 5000 a year. It has 50 GB SSD space, 2 TB bandwidth and 1 free lifetime domain.
  • Corporate package: Costs 10000 Shillings per year. It has 100 GB space, 5 TB bandwidth and 1 free lifetime domain.

All the 3 plans allow hosting of multiple websites on one account. On a Startup plan you can host 2 websites, on Standard 5 sites and up to 10 sites on the Corporate package.

The three plans also have the following features: free SSL certificates, cPanel, Softaculous script installer, 99.99% uptime guarantee, unlimited databases and subdomains, automatic backups, 24/7/365 support and more.

Learn more about Bitsimba.

Bluehost

Bluehost is a popular company, recommended by many online marketers. Some Kenyans, instead of using local web hosting companies, go with HostGator, SiteGround or Bluehost.

If you are a blogger, freelancer, online marketer or small business, find below some of the Bluehost plans you can purchase for your site.

Bluehost domain registration charges

A .com domain on Bluehost costs $11.99 per year. That is around 1210 Shillings. You can forego the extras such as the domain privacy protection and Codeguard by registering your .com on Namesilo and then adding your Bluehost nameservers to it. Namesilo provides free domain privacy protection.

Bluehost web hosting plans

Basic plan goes for $3.95 per month (around 400 Kenya Shillings). You can host only 1 site on it. The plan comes with 50 GB space, unlimited bandwidth and 100 MB email storage. You can only create 5 email addresses with your domain in them.

Then there are two other shared hosting plans, Plus and Prime. Each costs $5.95 per month (around KSh 600 per month). You can host unlimited number of sites on each one.

The disk space is unmetered and so is the bandwidth allocation. You can create unlimited email accounts on each plan. Prime and Plus don’t have the 100 MB email storage limit like the Basic plan.

Learn more about Bluehost.

Kenya Web Experts

Kenya Website Experts is one of the leading hosting companies in Kenya used by prominent politicians, businesses and institutions such as University of Nairobi. Learn more about how much they charge for domain registration and hosting below.

Kenya Web Experts domain registration charges

You can register .co.ke and .com domain names at only Kenya Shillings 1000. The company runs promotional offers from time to time, so depending on when you decide to register a domain name, you can get a .co.ke for KSh 580 (or KSh 499 as at the time this post is published).

Go directly to their homepage to see their current coupon codes. It is a good domain registrar. You can pay for domains via Lipa na M-PESA and immediately start working on your site.

Kenya Web Experts hosting plans

The company offers reliable Linux and Windows web hosting services starting at only KSh 2,100 per year for the Starter plan. I’ve purchased and used their hosting plans before and the service is good.

  • Starter: For 2100 Shillings you get 30 GB disk space and 300 GB bandwidth.
  • Standard: For 4100 Shillings you get 40 GB disk space and 400 GB bandwidth.
  • Bronze: For 7100 Shillings you get 50 GB disk space and 500 GB bandwidth.
  • Gold: Comes with unlimited disk space and bandwidth at a cost of 14100 a year.

You can create unlimited email accounts and subdomains. Bronze and Gold plans also come with free SSL certificates.

Each plan also comes with cPanel, Softaculous and a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Learn more about Kenya Web Experts.

Bana Hosting

Bana Hosting is another reliable shared hosting company you can use for your domain registration and web hosting needs. It is cheap and your site is always online. Like Bluehost or HostGator you can pay monthly or yearly.

Bana hosting domain registration charges

You can register a .com domain for $10.95 on Bana. That is around 1105 Shillings per year.

Bana hosting plans

  • Bana-Starter Deluxe: You can host only 1 site on it, though the plan comes with unlimited bandwidth and disk space. You also get free SSL for your domain name. It costs $4.95 per month (KSh 500).
  • Bana-Professional Deluxe: For $6.95 (KSh 702) per month host multiple sites on one account. You also get unlimited bandwidth and unlimited SSD disk space. I use this plan to run some of my sites. The service is reliable and I opted to pay for the plan month-to-month.
  • Bana-Corporate Deluxe: This plan is similar to Bana-Professional Deluxe plan, but you get more memory and a faster CPU. It goes for $9.95 per month (KSh 1005).

All Bana hosting plans come with the following: Free Let’s Encrypt SSL, 99.9% uptime guarantee, 30 day money back guarantee, cPanel, Softaculous installer and data backups.

Learn more about Bana Hosting.

HostGator

HostGator is another hosting company popular among Kenyans: bloggers, freelancers and businesses. Learn more about it below.

HostGator domain registration charges

You can register a .com domain for just $12.92/year on HostGator. That is around 1304 Shillings a year.

Or get one from Namesilo.

HostGator web hosting plans

  • Hatchling: You can use this plan for one site only. It has cPanel and you can install scripts using QuickInstall. The bandwidth is unmetered. This plan costs $10.95 if you choose to pay monthly or $71.4 per year. That is KSh 7205 per year.
  • Baby: The most popular shared hosting plan amongst those planning on running more than one site, this plan goes for $11.95 per month or $107.4 per year (KSh 10838 per year). It has the same features as the Hatchling plan but it allows unlimited add-on domains.
  • Business: costs $16.95 per month or $107.4 a year. You get similar features offered to Baby plan buyers. On top of that you get the following free: positive SSL and a dedicated IP.

All plans have cPanel, a script installer and 45 day money back guarantee.

Learn more about HostGator.

Sasahost

Sasahost is another Kenyan hosting company you can use to start your website or blog.

Sasahost domain registration charges

You can register a .com domain for 1000 Shillings a year.

.co.ke domains also cost 1000 Shillings per year.

Sasahost hosting plans

  • Premium CMS Hosting I: With this plan you get 40 GB disk space and 200 GB monthly bandwidth and 30GB managed remote backup. This plan costs KSh 6000 a year.
  • Premium CMS Hosting II: With this plan you get 50 GB disk space and 300 GB monthly bandwidth and 40GB managed remote backup. This plan costs KSh 9000 a year.
  • Premium CMS Hosting III: With this plan you get 80 GB disk space and 400 GB monthly bandwidth and 60GB managed remote backup. This plan costs KSh 12000 a year.
  • Premium CMS Hosting V: With this plan you get 100 GB disk space and 600 GB monthly bandwidth and 120GB managed remote backup. This plan costs KSh 18000 a year.

Note that Sasahost charges extra (16% VAT) on all their plans.

All the plans allow the creation of unlimited email accounts. Sasahost offers DDoS protection and cPanel on all the accounts. All accounts have premium SMTP relay for spam email filtering.

Learn more about Sasahost.

Safaricom

Safaricom also offers web hosting and domain registration services in Kenya. You can use them to start your website or blog.

Their two cheapest plans, Lite and Bronze, only have 50 MB and 500 MB disk space respectively – which is good for a static site you upload yourself. To run one of the popular scripts like WordPress or Joomla, go for the following plans: Silver, Gold and Premium.

  • Silver: Gets you 2 GB disk space at a cost of KSh 3800 (if you are using a .co.ke domain) or KSh 3499 (if you are using a .com domain). The plan allows the creation of 5 subdomains and 50 email accounts.
  • Gold: Gets you 10 GB disk space at a cost of KSh 5300 (if you are using a .co.ke domain) or KSh 4999 (if you are using a .com domain). The plan allows the creation of 100 subdomains and 100 email accounts.
  • Premium: Gets you 20 GB disk space at a cost of KSh 6300 (if you are using a .co.ke domain) or KSh 5999 (if you are using a .com domain). The plan allows the creation of 200 subdomains and 200 email accounts.

Learn more about Safaricom.

Niabusiness Hosting

If you’d like to host your blog or website with Niabusiness instead, the Starter plan goes for KSh 6000. The price is inclusive of domain registration costs. With that amount I can build you a blog or website on WordPress.

Here is a breakdown of the costs for each plan.

  • 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 

Learn more about Niabusiness Hosting.

Why is the cost of web hosting in Kenya different from host to host

  • Company pricing. Different companies charge different amounts of money depending on the quality of service they provide or how much profit they want to make from each hosting plan their clients buy.
  • Server type and space allocation. Shared hosting plans often cost way less compared to VPS and dedicated servers. Hosting companies charge less for shared hosting since more client sites are added to one server. Someone who pays for a dedicated server pays more because the whole server is often allocated to them. Clients who own high traffic sites often go for VPS, dedicated server or other type of enterprise-grade hosting solutions like the ones offered by Amazon or InMotion Hosting. Most shared hosting plans (from Bluehost or HostGator) can handle sites receiving between 40,000 to 100,000 unique visitors per month.
  • Speed and reliability. The more reliable / faster a hosting plan is the higher the costs a company is likely to charge. This is the case with managed hosting and dedicated hosting plans. That is why managed hosting providers like WPEngine, Kinsta Hosting and WebSynthesis charge more to host a WordPress site compared to what a shared hosting user would typically be charged monthly by HostGator or Bluehost. So pricing will differ depending on how fast the servers a hosting company offers are.
  • Additional services bundled with hosting plans. Companies with more features added to their plans charge more for their services. The features include dedicated IP, RAM capacity, backup services, premium SSL certificates, staging area to test new themes/plugins/site features, dedicated support and more.

Summary of web hosting prices in Kenya

If your site doesn’t receive much traffic (less than 100,000 unique visitors per month), you can pay for a shared hosting plan. It will work well for you. When you start receiving a lot of traffic, you can upgrade then.

  • HostGator. KSh 7205 per year (for Hatchling plan) to KSh 10838/year (for Baby plan). Or pay monthly.
  • Kenya Web Experts. KSh 2100/year (Starter) to KSh 7100 per year (Bronze).
  • Sasahost. KSh 6000/year (Premium CMS Hosting I) to KSh 12000/year (Premium CMS Hosting III).
  • Bitsimba. KSh 1500/year (Startup) to KSh 10000/year (Corporate).
  • Bana. KSh 6000/year (Starter) to KSh 12060/year (Corporate).
  • Bluehost. KSh 4800/year (Basic) to KSh 7200/year (Plus).
  • Safaricom. KSh 3800/year (Silver) to KSh 6300/year (Premium).
  • Niabusiness Hosting. KSh 6000/year (Starter) to KSh 11000 (Mediate).

Cheapest domain registration in Kenya

For .co.ke domains, go with Kenya Web Experts. Costs 1000 per year or KSh 580 when they have special offers. Currently goes for KSh 499/year.

For .com domains, go with Namesilo. Costs around 900 a year. Costs KSh 650 to KSh 750 when they run promotional offers – or when you register your first domain name with them.

Conclusion

To start your website/blog (register a domain name/buy hosting), these are some of the companies you can use. Review what they offer then pay for a plan and start building your site.

The Kenyan companies listed in this post accept payments via M-PESA and PayPal.

For the rest, use a debit/card to pay for their services. Get the free KCB Pepea card, load it with M-PESA and use it to purchase hosting from any of the non-Kenyan companies.

How to start a website in Kenya

Learn how to start a website in Kenya using WordPress. Register a domain name with Niabusiness Hosting and get web hosting. This guide will show you some of the most important steps you should take when creating a website.How to start a website in Kenya

This guide works for any host that uses cPanel and a script installer like Softaculous. So go through it, see what you can learn.

Check some of the WordPress plugins I recommend installing on your site.

For lead generation, check some of the email marketing providers and plugins I have recommended.

To increase your website’s visibility on search engines, follow the steps below to verify your site with Google and Bing.

Should you start a website in the first place?

Yes, you should.

But only if you are already familiar with how a website can benefit a person. Why do people start websites? Why do businesses spend some of the money they allocate to marketing to start websites?

Once you can answer these questions then and only then should you consider starting a website for yourself, your business or organization.

Signs you shouldn’t start a website just yet

  • You are busy with other things in life. If you don’t have much time left in your day after you’ve come home from your job, now may not be a good time to start a site. Wait until you have time to dedicate to creating content.
  • You don’t have a clear strategy on how to promote your website / content.
  • You are not clear about what it is you want to do with your site. Maybe you are just excited about owning a site of your own. But remember starting a site is not just about having money to pay for domain registration and hosting. There is more involved. You’ll need good content then figure out a way to get the right people (your site’s target audience) to see it.
  • You can’t create content for the site due to time limitations. For your site to rank – to be of value to visitors – you are going to need some great resources on your site – even if that means having a site with a few pages and one detailed FAQs page answering customer / client questions in detail.

Starting a website using WordPress – the step by step process

Get a domain name

Let Niabusiness register a domain name for you or register one on Namesilo.com.

A .co.ke or .com extension always works in most cases.

If you have thought about a name for your site, use the contact form here, to let me know about the name and extension you intend to use.

You can suggest up to five names.

I’ll look them up and see which ones are available for registration.

If you prefer to go through the domain registration process yourself, Kenya Web Experts is a great company for .co.ke domains. For .com domains, use Namesilo.

Change your domain nameservers

If you register your domain elsewhere but intend to use Niabusiness Hosting, get in touch with me so I can email you the nameservers to point your domain to.

Pay for web hosting

Pay for any of the Niabusiness Hosting plans listed here.

You can learn more about them here. Find out how much each plan costs (per day, week, month or for the entire year).

For a plan that will last you the whole of this year, you can go with the Starter plan.

Installing WordPress

Login to cPanel and navigate to the script installation area.

In Softaculous tab, click Install WordPress. Select your domain name and finish the installation process.

Softaculous Script Installer cPanel

 

Install WordPress Button

Domain to Install WordPress

Change WordPress Site Name Description

For this installation, I’m changing My Blog and My WordPress Blog to HireWPWriter.com and Hire a WordPress Writer respectively.

Change WordPress Site Name Description Changed

 

Choose a username and password for your site.

You’ll use these to login to the WordPress backend to manage/make changes to your site.

WordPress Admin Account Username Password

If you want the installation details sent to you, enter your email address then click Install.

Install WordPress

Login to WordPress admin area

…by clicking the link with /wp-admin.

Or go directly to your address bar, type up your domain name, add the wp-admin part, enter your username and password and then click Login to access the WordPress admin area.

Now that you are logged in, it is time to make some changes to the fresh installation such as:

  • How your site looks like. Change your theme from the default theme that comes pre-installed. Use the search function to look for a theme that you like.
  • The functions your site is able to perform. Do this by installing and activating various plugins in the Plugins section.

Change the look of your new website. Go to Appearance > Themes. Click Add New.

In the Search Themes field enter a keyword that best describes the look you want for your site.

WordPress Add Search Themes

Being an online business, I’ve searched for themes tagged business.

Out of the many themes suggested I’ve chosen Business Prime.

That is the theme I’m going to use on HireWPWriter.

 Note: Make sure you Preview a theme before you install it. To do this, Hover over any theme and click the Details & Preview button. 

WordPress Theme Details Preview Install

Click Install once you find the right theme > then click Activate.

Delete the default WordPress themes or leave them be.

Click on Widgets to remove certain widgets from your sidebars.

Widgets WordPress

Remove the following: Meta and Recent Comments. Or any number of widgets.

To add new ones, just drag them from the list on the left to the sidebar area.

Widgets to Remove from WordPress Sidebar

Next, go to Settings > Permalinks.

Change it to post name from the default Day and Name. Then click Save Changes.

WordPress Permalinks Post Name

Click on Settings > General.

Change your site’s timezone. If you want to modify the site name and description, you can do this here.

Click Save Changes.

WordPress Settings General

I’ve changed HireWPwriter’s to Nairobi.

If you already have content for your homepage, it is time to upload it to the website.

Since this is a WordPress-powered website, we’ll use the Static Home feature (in Settings > Reading) instead of showing a list of posts on the homepage.

To do this, go to Add New Page.

Add New Page Text Editor

Add the content in the text editor and click Publish.

Once you’ve clicked Publish, let’s make the page what anyone sees when they land on your homepage.

Go to Settings > Reading and select the page title under the show static home section.

Save changes.

WordPress Reading Settings Static Homepage

Now we have a site with a static homepage.

WordPress plugins to add / install to your website

Add the following plugins via the Plugins section to further enhance your website. Below is an example of how to add new plugins to WordPress.

  • For SEO: SEO by Yoast or All in One SEO Pack.
  • To add analytics and search console code you can use any of the two plugins I’ve mentioned. But I prefer All in One Webmaster. Install it.
  • For tracking how your site performs (the number of pageviews, daily unique visitor count) install Jetpack. The Site Stats feature is free. To activate it, you’ll need a free WordPress.com account.
  • To add social sharing buttons to your pages and posts, still Jetpack has a feature for it.
  • To add tags to pages and posts use Simple Tags plugin.
  • To add Facebook pixel code to your site, use the Tracking Code plugin by IntellyWP.
  • Add WP Optimize to regularly to optimize and trim your database size.
  • To add nofollow links to your outbound links by default install the WP External Links plugin.
  • Add Pretty Links plugin to create shorter links (linking to your site’s pages/posts or resources on other sites).
  • Use the free Contact Form 7 plugin to add a contact us page on your website.
  • To add a shop to your website install WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads plugin. I prefer WooCommerce.
  • To tighten the site’s security install iThemes Security or WordFence. I prefer the iThemes plugin.
  • To speed WordPress a bit, use free caching plugins like WordPress Total Cache (W3TC).

Once you have configured your site’s theme and plugins, start publishing content.

Add pages such as About, Contact, Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

  • About page. Write a brief description of who you are / what you do / why your business is in existence. Type this up in MS-Word then copy and paste it in the Add New page section and click Publish.
  • Contact page. In this page people coming to your site can leave you an email. All they have to do is add their name, a subject line, email and the message they want to send you. Use the shortcode from Contact Form 7 to add the form in this page.
  • For the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy page check how other sites write their own then modify it for your own site. Or go the plugins area and search for words such as terms of service or privacy policy. You will find plugins that create these two pages automatically once you install and activate them.
  • To add any other page to your site, just go to Pages > Add New. To add a blog section to your website for example, create a page titled Blog. Don’t add anything in the text area. Click Publish. Then go to Settings > Reading and select this page as the place where your posts will be shown.

WordPress Blog Page on Website

Click save changes.

You can also change how many posts are displayed on this page (Blog) from the default 10 to any number of posts.

WordPress Blog Page Number of Posts Shown

Save changes.

How to verify your website with Google and Bing search

To make it easier for search engine bots to crawl your website, it is a good idea to verify your site with Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster.

We’ll add the verification code from Google to the site via the All in One SEO Pack or All in One Webmaster settings page.

So make sure you have one or both plugins installed and activated. I’m using All in One Webmaster to verify HireWPWriter website.

All in One Webmaster Options

Go to Google Search Console area. Click the Search Console button. Sign in with your Gmail account.

Google Search Console Home

Click Add Property.

Google Search Console Add Property

Enter your website’s address and click Add.

Google Search Console Add Property Website Address

Choose how you want to verify your site.

Under the Alternate Methods tab select the HTML tag radio button.

Google Search Console Website Verification Code

Copy the code displayed and paste it in the All in One Webmaster > Webmaster options settings area.

All in One Webmaster Plugin Webmaster Options

Press Enter after pasting the code.

Go back to the Google Search Console tab and click the Verify button to complete the verification process.

Submit a sitemap for your website to Google and Bing

Once the site is verified successfully, click Continue to submit a sitemap for the website.

At this point I’m assuming you have either Yoast SEO or All in One SEO Pack plugin installed and activated.

Scroll down and click Sitemaps.

Google Search Console Submit Sitemap

Click the Add/Test sitemap button.

Enter sitemap.xml and click Submit.

Follow a similar process for Bing.

Use your Hotmail or Outlook email to login to Bing Webmaster.

Bing Webmaster

Bing Webmaster Add Website Sitemap

Copy the code and paste it in All in One Webmaster (in the Bing Webmaster field) to verify your website with the search engine.

Verifying your website with these two search engines will help you get found by their users.

Even if you don’t verify your website with Bing, make sure you add it to Google Search Console.

Cost of starting a website in Kenya

Here are some of the costs involved in starting a website in Kenya.

The bare minimum you need is money for a domain and hosting.

A .co.ke domain goes for Kenya Shillings 580, if you register it with Kenya Web Experts. The normal cost for new .co.ke domains is KSh 1000 but they have a coupon that gets you a domain for 580 Shillings.

For .com domains, get one on Namesilo for around Kenya Shillings 750 then change the nameservers. Point them to Niabusiness.

For hosting, the Starter plan by Niabusiness costs Kenya Shillings 6,000 for a whole year. Note that the amount includes the cost for domain registration as well.

So, starting a content website costs around KSh 6,000 with Niabusiness. Some hosting companies in Kenya charge as little as 3,100 a year to start a website.

It is up to you which hosting company you choose to work with.

See why Niabusiness charges 6000 minimum here.

While planning the launch of your site, factor in content costs as well.

Write the content for your website yourself. Or ask your staff to help.

If you have a content budget then hire a writer to help you create pages and posts for your website.

Things you don’t have to focus on now

Worry about these later if you are pressed for time.

  • Professional logo for your website. Create one on Canva or hire a designer on sites such as UpWork to design one for you.
  • Premium look for your website. Use a free WordPress theme for now. In WordPress admin area, go to Appearance > Themes > Add New to search for free themes. Later on, hire a web designer or buy a paid theme from sites such as StudioPress, Elegant Themes, Thrive Themes, ThemeIsle, Themify or Mojo Marketplace.
  • Premium plugins to add extra functionality to your site. Buy plugins from Thrive (Thrive Leads, Architect), Gravity Forms, WP Rocket or any other plugin you find on CodeCanyon that can get you the extra site features you want.

Once your website is up and running, what should you do next

  • keep improving the existing content. Edit it. Add more details. Research and add stats. Address questions your site visitors are likely to ask you concerning your products and services.
  • publish new content. Add new pages. Add new blog posts. Give the search engines more pages to index – get ranked for more keywords.
  • improve conversions. Add clear call to action buttons on your site. Buy and use Thrive plugins. Use lead generation software like MailMunch, Thrive Leads, Sumo, Bloom or OptinMonster. Connect them to any of the popular email marketing software like MailChimp or AWeber.

What matters most for website owners – where should you exert the most effort?

  • your site’s purpose. What do you want to achieve with your site.
  • traffic. How are you going to reach the right people? Publish more content. Pay for ads. Guest post for other sites to gain links that improve your site’s rankings.
  • conversions. How do you ensure the people who come to your website do what you want them to do? Do you want them to buy online, check your product documentation, call you or email you to enquire about your organization/company/product or service?

Have any questions related to how to start a website in Kenya? Add them in the comments section below.

If you want to use Niabusiness as your domain registrar / web hosting company, get in touch with me. Ask me any question.

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.