So you are thinking of setting up a website? Well the most important part of any website is the host. Your web hosting is the foundation of your website – it’s the home that keeps it online and available to your users.
Choosing a good web hosting company in Kenya can be a little tricky. Being in a third world company, very few companies have their own servers. We are actually outside this bracket too. It just makes more financial sense to rent dedicated server space elsewhere and rent it to local users here. Then again, what really matters is whether your web hosting services are reliable to users or not.
That said, a bad web hosting company is like an abusive home for your website. Lots downtime and limited bandwidth means your website will be unavailable to users and crawler bots most of the time. You really don’t want this – trust me.
More and more people are starting to adopt online marketing through websites in Kenya, and finding the best web hosting company here in Kenya could prove tough. Finding the perfect balance between reliability and affordability is something easier said than done.
In this article, I’ll highlight he 3 most important factors to consider when picking a web hosting in Kenya
No hosting company is perfect. The best any host can guarantee is 99.9 percent uptime. Servers are machines, and machines are never perfect, so the negligible downtime can safely be ignored.
But the quality of your hosting company is going to be the deciding factor on whether or not your website will really be up 99.9 percent of the time. Poor hosts have poor equipment, so always go for growing hosting companies that are always updating their equipment and have lots of positive reliability reviews.
It is a well known fact that most new website owners overpay for web hosting. The truth is, most websites can function smoothly on very cheap hosting plans for the first year or two until traffic picks up significantly.
Start off with the minimum and once you start approaching your hosting plan limits, request for a resources upgrade. Why waste the money? Don’t forget to look for promo codes and special offers such as free trials and credits towards other useful services web hosts often partner with.
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As mentioned above, at some point you are going to need to upgrade your hosting plan. Switching plans is easy, but switching to a totally different host is more of a pain.
When choosing a hosting company in Kenya, check to see if your host offers a variety of plans for small, medium and large websites, especially the option to move to your own dedicated server.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be just fine. Don’t forget to check out our hosting plans too!