Top 10 Web Hosting and Domain Service Companies in Kenya

Updated on March 17, 2019
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Barack has been in webdesigning, hosting, and domain marketing for 10 years and has experience with a number of web hosting companies.

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Web Hosting and Domain Name Solutions in Kenya
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Web Hosting and Domain Solutions in Kenya and How to Earn Money Online Via Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliate Program

The industry of web hosting and domain solutions are significantly growing in Kenya and Africa as a whole: A few years ago, late 2017 to be exact, a dotAfrica domain launched and is a one domain name for the entire Africa and is being provided by ICANN accredited registrars within Africa and some established Kenyan hosting companies like TrueHost, SasaHost, and KenyaWeb Experts among others included in the table below.

You can imagine how this is a huge step forward for Africa in the world of internet marketing; especially for business organizations, NGOs and Institutions that seek to increase their online audience within African countries.

In Kenya; and a few countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Burundi, and Morocco; web hosting (Shared, VPS, and Dedicated) and domain solutions are no longer a setback for internet marketers: This is because a number of hosting companies have emerged and are completely operating online, making the process of owning a website easier even for novices with just one click installation of hosted Open Source Content Management System(CMS) applications like:

- WordPress

- Drupal and

- Joomla

These CMSs come with web templates and themes and you only install and add contents; making it easy to own a working website even if you have zero experience in writing codes.

Coding or programming experience is necessary only for developers who want to build web and mobile application from scratch using web development tools such as: HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP, and other web programming languages.

Domain Name Solutions

Ideally; today domain name solutions should not be a problem in any country in Africa and anywhere else; this is because one can get affordable domain name service with international domain solution companies such as 1and1, HostGator, Godaddy, etc, etc.

However, these international companies should not be your first priority since we have a number of domain service companies in Kenya, which are offering all domain name extensions at a very affordable and competitive annual rates.

Whether you need a custom Top Level Domain name; with dotyourcountry extension for example; .ke; .ug; .uk; and .za for Kenya, Uganda, United Kingdom and South Africa respectively; or popular domain names such as .com, .net, .info, .org and so on, including the latest dotAfrica domain; a number of Kenyan web hosting companies I have worked with while creating web applications for my clients offer several options you can choose from.

As such, to register a new domain name of any extension, or to transfer an existing domain name to a new hosting company, you can select your favorite hosting company in the table below after viewing their services and go to their home page then click on the domain name registration and get some help.

Tips for Choosing the Best Domain Name for Your Website:

1. Use Keywords that your website will be using

2. Keep it short so that you make it easy to remember, type, and pronounce.

3. Select the best domain name extension for your target market

4. Avoid using hyphens and numbers

On the other hand, if you need my services on website design whether for your Business, Organization, Institution, E-commerce(online store), Business Mobile App, or a Shop on Your Facebook Business Page; you can send me a short E-mail through the Contact Author link above and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, I have included website URLs, email addresses, and telephone numbers for the top 10 hosting companies and you can contact the hosting company of your choice; and I guarantee you will get help through their experienced technical support team and web developers.

However, if interested in making a living online, it is 100% possible but you have to dedicate your time. There are a number of ways to make money online other than academic writing that most people know, and one of the ways is content marketing and the good news is that you don't need a website of your own to get started.

There are a few free publishing platforms where you can publish anything about your passion and make money online through both Google AdSense and Amazon earning programs on one platform; you can scroll down to 'How to Make Money Online...' subtitle at the bottom of this page and find out how to get started as I have including this topic as a bonus at the end this page.

How to Select the Best Paid Hosting Services For Your Website

When selecting the best website hosting company and plan to subscribe to; their are main features you must put into account depending on the size of your business, which translates directly to number and size of files to be uploaded: Here are hosting plans you can choose from:

1. Shared Hosting

Shared hosting may also be termed as entry level in internet marketing since mostly starters with less content and less traffic subscribe to it: This hosting plan is where a number of websites are using one server and website owners may not know who they are sharing storage space with.

Shared hosting is the cheapest paid hosting plan and therefore comes with few limitations that might not be good for a grown business. Here are among the most important things to consider when choosing a shared hosting plan to host your website:

1. The storage space

2. Number of Email accounts

3. Number of FTP accounts

4. Bandwidth size

5. Price per hosting plans and

6. SSL Certificate

2. Virtual Private Server(VPS)

Virtual Private Server is mainly used by shared hosting clients whose online storage needs have grown and need more space and other services not offered in shared hosting plan.

VPS is where every website is allocated private section of a server; which means you still share server with other sites but you are allocated a given space that should be larger and you can also have access to the root server, which is not possible with shared hosting. A number of websites hosting firms in Kenya today offer VPS, Dedicated, Cloud, and even Re-seller hosting services and some of them are:

1. SasaHost

2. TrueHost

3. Kenya Web Experts

4. HostPoa

5. deepAfrica

3. Dedicated Server

Also known as Dedicated Hosting Service or Managed Hosting Service, is type of hosting where a client leases a whole server and uses it alone for a given website or group of websites. This is the largest and most expensive hosting plan and is ideal for bigger organizations or businesses with a need for unlimited space like online stores and institutions. A few hosting companies are offering this service and are listed in the table below.

4. Cloud Server Hosting

This is probably the latest type of hosting a number of hosting companies like Safaricom, TrueHost, Sasahost are using for their clients. Cloud hosting is where hosting services are made available to clients on a special demand through the internet (accessed remotely) using several connected servers by the service providers.

Personally, I have worked with a number of hosting companies in Kenya and can confidently testify that they offer the best hosting plans depending on your needs, affordable domain name services, and other latest requirement for business websites like free SSL for secure URLs, and what I can call a perfect technical support that will help you grow your business online presence from web designing to adding content to search engine and social media marketing at a very affordable cost.

Top Web Hosting & Domain Companies in Kenya & Their Services

 
Shared Hosting Plans
Disk Space
Bandwidth
Price Per Year/Ksh.
SSL Certificate
Hosting Companies
 
 
 
 
 
1. TrueHost (https://www.truehost.co.ke/)
1. Bronze
1GB
1000MB
Free
NO SSL Cert
Email: info@truehost.cloud
2. Silver
10GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 999
Free SSL Cert
Phone: +25473491 91 16
3. Gold
30GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 2499
Free SSL Cert
 
4. Platinum
Unlimited
Unlimited
Ksh. 7499
Free SSL Cert
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Kenya Web Experts (https://kenyawebexperts.com/)
1. Starter
30GB
300GB
Ksh. 2,100
SSL Cert Available
Email: sales@kenyawebexperts.com
2. Standard
70GB
700GB
Ksh. 7,100
SSL Cert Available
Phone: +254722 209 414
3. Bronze
100GB
1000GB
Ksh. 10,100
SSL Cert Available
 
4. Gold
Unlimited
Unlimited
Ksh. 14,100
SSL Cert Available
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Safaricom Cloud (https://domains.safaricom.co.ke/)
1. Lite
50MB
Unlimited
Free
-
 
2. Bronze
500MB
Unlimited
Ksh. 1,500
-
 
3. Silver
2GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 2,500
-
 
4. Gold
10GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 4,000
-
 
5. Premium
20GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 5,000
-
 
6. Enterprise
50GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 7,100
-
 
7. Enterprise Plus
100GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 9,000
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. SasaHost (https://www.sasahost.co.ke/)
A. CMS Hosting
 
 
 
 
Email: support@sasahost.co.ke
1. CMS Hosting i
40GB
200GB/Per Month
Ksh. 6000
Free SSL Cert
Phone: + 254 (0)713 478 555
2. CMS Hosting ii
50GB
300GB/PM
Ksh. 9000
Free SSL Cert
 
3. CMS Hosting iii
100GB
400GB/PM
Ksh. 12,000
Free SSL Cert
 
4. CMS Hosting iv
200GB
600GB/PM
Ksh. 18,000
Free SSL Cert
 
B. Startup Hosting
 
 
 
 
 
1. Startup Hosting ii
15GB
150GB/PM
Ksh. 2000
Free SSL Cert
 
2. Startup Hosting iii
25GB
250GB/PM
Ksh. 3000
Free SSL Cert
 
3. Startup Hosting iv
35GB
350GB/PM
Ksh. 5000
Free SSL Cert
 
4. Startup Hosting v
70GB
700GB/PM
Ksh. 10,000
Free SSL Cert
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. WebHost Kenya (https://www.webhostkenya.co.ke/)
1. Silver
30GB
300GB/PM
Ksh. 2,100
Free SSL Cert
Telephone: +254 700337799
2. Gold
50GB
250GB/PM
Ksh. 2,900
Free SSL Cert
 
3. Platinum
80GB
500GB/PM
Ksh. 4,095
Free SSL Cert
 
4. Diamond
100GB
750GB/PM
Ksh. 5,800
Free SSL Cert
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Peak & Dale (https://www.peakanddale.com/)
A. Linux Hosting
 
 
 
 
Email: info@peakanddale.com
1. Paper
3GB
60GB
Ksh. 3,800
No SSL Cert
Phone: +254 722216522
2. Carton
6GB
120GB
Ksh. 7,000
No SSL Cert
 
3. Board
10GB
200GB
Ksh. 10,000
No SSL Cert
 
B. Windows Hosting
 
 
 
 
 
1. Silver
500MB
5000MB
Ksh. 10,000
No SSL
 
2. Gold
1000MB
10,000MB
Ksh. 20,000
No SSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. HostPoa (https://hostpoa.co.ke/)
1. Free
300MB
Unlimited
Ksh. 0.00
Free SSL
Email: support@hostpoa.co.ke
2. Base
1GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 995
Free SSL
Phone:+254 720 502 500
3. Advance
2GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 1600
Free SSL
 
4. Business
3GB
Unlimited
Ksh. 2000
Free SSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. deepAfrica (https://www.deepafrica.com/)
1. Kwanza 3.0
Unlimited
Unlimited
Ksh. 3,364
Free SSL
Phone: +254712 500500
2. Kwanza Plus 1.0
Unlimited
Unlimited
Ksh. 6,910
Free SSL
 
3. Pili 3.0
Ubnlimited
Unlimited
Ksh. 11,484
Free SSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. WebSpace (https://webspace.co.ke/)
1. Starter
2GB
-
Ksh. 580
 
EMAIL: info@webspace.co.ke
2. Standard
4GB
-
Ksh. 1,160
 
TEL: +254 722 911 411
3. DNS
Control Panel
UnMetered Bandwidth
Ksh. 1,160
Ksh. 2, 999/ year
 
4. Plus
10GB
-
Ksh. 1,972
 
 
5. Professional
20GB
-
Ksh. 2,320
 
 
6. Corporate
40GB
-
Ksh. 4,060
 
10. Aplin (https://www.aplin.co.ke/index.php)
1. SMME
5GB
5GB
$15
NO Free SSL
Phone:+254 727 322 464
2. SME
10GB
100GB
$80
 
 
3. Corporate
30GB
300GB
$250
 
 
4. Enterprise
60GB
600GB
$500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Make a Free Website, Online Shop or Blog

Best things are for free: But not all free things are the best! A few websites in Kenya will offer you a free storage and I know of Safaricom's Elite hosting plan coming with only 50MB storage space, and TrueHost's Bronze hosting plan coming with 100MB. Other universal free platforms where you can create a free website or blog are:

- WordPress

- Wix

- Weebly

Moreover, if you know or want to try creating an online store, you can check out the best platforms available for FREE trial but for a limited time; usually 15 days trial and after 15 days there is no commitment as you can terminate your store or join one of the paid subscriptions if you feel online store is worth it. The best online shop platforms are:

- Squarspace

- Shopify

However, all free plans come with a number of limitations mainly on Space and Bandwidth: Storage space and bandwidth offered by free hosting plans are always too small, and may not be appropriate for a publishing platform or an online store; this is because you may have to upgrade to paid plans to be able to publish more content or to add more products to your store.

Another setback of these free hosting is that you will use a subdomain like yourdomain.wordpress.com, which Google does not like much and your site may not appear in the first page of search results.

How to Make Money Online with Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliate Program

Enough said, if you would like to make money online and you have good writing skills; a couple of content sites offer free hosting services with unlimited space mainly for content creation on specific niches like science, health, finance, entertainment, technology, gardening, automotive, sports, or creative writing and you can get started by signing up for free today.

The best two Content Management Systems (CMS) are Hubpages and Google's Blogger: You can make good easy money online through Google's ads program, also known as AdSense on Blogger, and both AdSense and Amazon affiliate program on Hubpages.

The reason why Hubpages is topping my list when you ask the best free publishing platform is because you have two independent sources of income on one platform, that's Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliate program.

Amazon is an affiliate online marketing company and they allow content creators to display related products on their websites; and pays you commissions when purchases are made through your website.

Selling Amazon products via Hubpages is the only shortcut to be coming an Amazon Affiliate. Qualifying to be an Amazon affiliate without Hubpages is always hard as you'll have to submit your personal content website with significant amount of content, and you must be able to sell 3 products within 180 days, failure to which your affiliate account will be closed.

However, if you become an Amazon Affiliate via Hubpages, you can only display Amazon products on Hubpages and nowhere else.

On the other hand, AdSense is where Google shows adverts alongside your content and pays you when search engine users click on adds on your page.

For your AdSense account to get approved by Google, you have to publish quality content constantly for a specific period of time depending on which continent you are located.In Africa it's usually 6 months, USA and Canada is 3 months or less depending on the number of published contents.

In short, you must invest hard work like search engine optimization(SEO); mainly relevant keyword research, and constant publishing of fresh, unique, engaging and informative content on a specific niche for a significant amount of time.

This is so, so that Big Brother called Google will see your dedication before finally indexing and showing your top pages in the first page of their search results and approve your Hosted AdSense account, and be able to convert the traffic to money when search engine users visit your pages and click or view advertisements.

If you get hosted adsense account, you will only be able to use this account on Hubpages, YouTube and/or Blogger and not your person website, untill you upgrade the account to full non hosted adsense account.

As I get outta here, it's important to remind you that the hard-work and no pay for beginners is why lots of people always give up on content and affiliate marketing, but let me tell you one secret; it is worth your time. Sign up for free on the Hubpages link above and get started today.

For more detailed information on how you can make income online through Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliate program without making your own website or spending your money, visit Here.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      • Barack James profile imageAUTHOR

        Barack James 

        2 months ago from Green City in the Sun

        Hi Rodgers, I will try your services, and thanks for the recommendation.

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        Rodgers 

        2 months ago

        Another good web host in Kenya is HostPinnacle Kenya. They have amazing packages at amazing prices

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        Barack James 

        2 months ago from Green City in the Sun

        Thanks Sunil for the recommendation of Indian based web hosting and domain provider, it will be helpful to many.

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        Ankit Jain 

        2 months ago from Delhi

        The list looks nice with industry-top companies, offering multiple products and services globally.

        However, there are lots of web hosting companies and many of them offer sometimes even better products and services if you compare with their prices and

        technical support.

        E.g. India based web hosting provider Domain & Server (domainandserver.com), has many great features starting from beginners in a web industry and ending

        for high end online Business projects.

        I'd suggest to check them and many other small but reputable hosting providers, which are best with their services.

        Thank you.

      • Barack James profile imageAUTHOR

        Barack James 

        6 months ago from Green City in the Sun

        Thanks Kogweno, will check it out and add it in this article if good.

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        kogweno 

        7 months ago

        thanks for good information www.empireict.net is become a very good and reliable web hosting company. Try it out

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        Jack Awasi 

        23 months ago from Nairobi

        Great Barack, can u kindly add it on the list? the link is softnetsolutions.co.ke. Thanks in advance

      • Barack James profile imageAUTHOR

        Barack James 

        23 months ago from Green City in the Sun

        Jackson Jose thanks for the recommendation, I have checked softnetsolution and it has great service. I will add it to this list soon.

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        Barack James 

        23 months ago from Green City in the Sun

        Thanks Jack for recommendation, I will definitely try it out.

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        Jack Awasi 

        23 months ago from Nairobi

        I have site though it has been there for a while now..its www.softnetsolutions.co.ke they have a nice interface good prices, a number of CMSs including wordpress which I use. Can you try there services!

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        Jackson Joseph 

        23 months ago from Kenya

        thanks for good information www.softnetsolutions.co.ke is become a very good and reliable web hosting company. Try it out

      • Barack James profile imageAUTHOR

        Barack James 

        2 years ago from Green City in the Sun

        Thanks for the reminder Jack, I will definitely add this when updating this page very soon. I have gone through it and they offer good services.

      • Barack James profile imageAUTHOR

        Barack James 

        2 years ago from Green City in the Sun

        Thank you Muthoka for the comment..Kenya web experts is well-know brand.

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        Barack James 

        2 years ago from Green City in the Sun

        Got a knew site though it has been there for a while now..its www.truehost.co.ke they have a nice interface good prices, a number of CMSs including wordpress which I use. Try it out when you can!

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        Barack James 

        4 years ago from Green City in the Sun

        Kariuki:

        Thanks so much for mentioning Hostbora; just went through their site; they have a very user-friendly interface, competitive prices and impressive services. I recommend it as one of the reliable web-hosting services in Kenya.

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        Kariuki 

        4 years ago

        I have tried Hostbora.co.ke and so far I am satisfied with their service. Not that I host a big website. What I have is a blog powered by WordPress. They always respond politely and even help me with the tech stuff when I am stuck. What I can say is that you should get a web host who is customer friendly and has a flexible form of payment. I have not tried Safaricom or the others in the list but I have used Web Experts Kenya to buy .ke domains.

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