Factors to consider when searching for a web host
Personalized customer support
A good hosting service provider should have a simple to reach, reliable and knowledgeable customer support. It is essential to work with a web host with simple to navigate website with a special are for customers to contact support. It allows for faster communication, efficiency, and privacy. The web host should also be on other platforms that facilitate communication such as phone, email, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp among others. The best web hosts have account managers for customer accounts to provide general support and inquiries.
Uptime is the time that services by the hosting company are running as calculated in percentage with the most reliable having the highest. A higher uptime percentage is a sign that for most of the time, your website will be available to the clients. Find website hosting provider with a guarantee of 99.9% uptime since clients will access websites at different times depending on their convenience.
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Why choose web hosting in Kenya
1. Domain name registration
Many local hosts work to support the local businesses and start by offering free registration of domain name. A domain is very important because it is a unique address that enables people to find a website and distinguish it from millions of them on the web. It is a form of IP address that appears as a name and represents the image of the business.
2. Faster loading of the local content
A Kenyan website will have local content and finding a Kenyan web host is an advantage. Search engines based on Google algorithms favor locally generate content by faster indexing and ranking. The search engine ranking (SEO) will be higher by hosting your site locally, and it is more profitable for the business.
3. Cheaper hosting cost
Kenyan hosting companies charge cheaper and flexible rates compared to the international hosts. Hosting a site locally saves a significant amount especially for small and start-up businesses that do not target customers outside the boundaries so paying international rates is unnecessary.
For instance, if you own one website a local affordable host like Mambo.co.ke will charge you just $30(Kes 3000) a year that comes with all these benefits:
- Free domain name
- Free control panel
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 15GB raid protection
- 10 MYSQL databases
- 15 email accounts
- Standard DNS
Depending on your needs you can get hosting for up to 10 websites, and 100 email accounts for a standard account or they can be unlimited by choosing business plan package at just $90(Kes 9000).
Web hosting in Kenya provides an opportunity to network, build business relationships that will bring new clients.