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Web Hosting Services in Kenya: Things To Consider Before Buying

Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 11:22 am

Looking for Web Hosting Services in Kenya? Welcome, you are going to learn a lot.

The internet has revolutionized the way businesses are being operationalized. With the internet, businesses can serve as many customers who are as far as on another continent. Everything is going online and businesses no longer just need to capture a physical location but there is more demand to expand to far larger markets hence the need for online business presence through the use of websites. This is why Webhosting in Kenya has become very crucial to many business owners.

What is Webhosting?

Web hosting is the service of housing, serving, or maintaining files for one or more websites. Websites are hosted or stored, on special computers called servers. In a sense, you rent space on the server to host your website.

When online customers want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address also called a domain name into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.

Most Webhosting companies in Kenya require that you own your domain name in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain name, the web hosting companies will help you purchase one.

Below is a brief overview of the key features to consider when purchasing Web hosting in Kenya

Disk Space

All Webhosting accounts offer a certain amount of disk space that you can use for your web files. Truehost bronze hosting package offers 144mb of space but you can upgrade your hosting to 10GB disk space for the silver package or 30GB disk space for the Gold hosting package. It is therefore upon you to choose the amount of space you need for your emails, web files, databases, etc.

Bandwidth or Data Transfer

Very often web hosts talk about bandwidth and data transfer as the same entity. However, they are in fact, different.

  1. Bandwidth is the amount of data you can transfer at one time.
  2. Data transfer is the actual amount of data you transfer

Let’s consider a simple example, if bandwidth was a tunnel, the bigger the tunnel the more vehicles can pass through it. Data transfer would then be the number of vehicles allowed to go through the tunnel in a given time period, say a week.

The less bandwidth you have, the slower it takes for your website to load, regardless of your visitor’s connection type. Visitors will have to wait for their turn. The less data transfer you have, the more often you will find your website unavailable because you have reached the maximum amount of data allowed to be transferred.

To determine what is sufficient, you need to consider the size of your website and the number of visitors you have in a week’s time.

Email Accounts

Another common feature offered by web hosting providers is email accounts. This enables your business website to send and receive mails easily once you acquire Webhosting.

The web hosting account provides features such as autoresponders to send automatic email response even when out of office. Additionally, you get email forwarding which you can use to automatically forward all mails to a default mail account, and email disk usage which enables you to check the amount space used up by mails and assist you to make maintenance.

The cheapest hosting (bronze)package at Truehost offers one email account, however, if you need to host more email accounts you can upgrade to either a silver hosting or gold hosting package that offers unlimited email accounts. This should be sufficient for your web hosting needs.

FTP Access

Most web hosting accounts provide at least one FTP account for use. FTP is the protocol that assists in transferring your website files from the server to your computer, i.e. assists you to back up your website files.

FTP enables you to upload files from your local computer to your web server. If you build your website using your own HTML files, you can transfer the files from your computer to the webserver through FTP, hence enabling your website to be accessible in the internet.

If you decide to create and host your website with us, you will get access to the most reliable servers. This should guarantee you 99.9% uptime and the best customer support that is operational 24/7.

Also, you get the cheapest prices for your web hosting needs including cheap domain registration, emails, and unlimited bandwidth.

Well, there is other stuff you need to focus on when looking for web hosting services in Kenya. But these ones make up the top 80%.

Kindly visit our website to know more and don’t wait any longer to have your business presence online!

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