Does Your Web Hosting In Kenya Pass The Test?
So you have decided to take your business to the next level by setting up a website. Maybe you have even identified a good web designer to create the website for you. Well, that is definitely a big step that you have taken in the right direction. Now all that remains is for you to decide where you are going to store or 'park' your website. Finding the right web hosting service in Kenya is very important because it is going to significantly dictate the level of success that your website is going to be able to achieve.
Needless to say, you are probably feeling spoilt for choice already because of the large number of companies that claim to provide this kind of service in the country. However, before you make that all too important decision regarding who is going to be your web host, you have to make sure that the contractor you choose meets a certain specific criteria. Ideally, you have to subject the web hosting service to a strict test and make your final decision based on how they perform. There are some questions that you will have to ask and the 5 most important of them are explained below.
How much will it cost you?
The cost of Web Web hosting in Kenya has gone down considerably over the last few years and today there are many web hosting service providers in the country that are able to accommodate even the most modest of budgets. In addition, there are also several service providers that offer free web hosting- for which you do not even have to pay a cent.
Naturally, it can be very tempting to jump at the cheapest web hosting providers but before you do so, take a moment to ask yourself why some of the most successful businesses in your field would opt to pay large sums of money for a service that they can possibly get for nothing. The fact is that no one would invest his or her efforts to create real quality and then five it all away for nothing. As such, you might want to avoid web hosting companies that charge ridiculously low prices for their service. Instead you should focus your efforts on determining whether or not they offer real value for money in their services.
How 'usable' is the service?
If you are not very tech savvy and are not comfortable navigating your way through web hosting then you need to find web hosting that is convenient and easy to use. Something that will not need you to have expert-level know-how in order to use it. In this respect, a good web hosting company should have either a cPanel, ISPConfig or Plesk through which you can interact directly with the servers.
A good, user friendly control panel with either of the above components is advisable because of the fact that it allows you to be able to fully customize your website minus the use of File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This is the type of web hosting provided by Webscreations Design and is particularly suitable for people who do not want to do a lot of coding but who still want to maintain a significant level of technical freedom when it comes to setting up and maintaining their websites.
What are the bandwidth limits provided?
Any time that a user visits your website, some data is transferred to his or her computer's browser directly from your server. This is what is referred to as bandwidth and they have to use bandwidth each time that they pay a visit to your website. In the simplest of terms, a high bandwidth usage is generally taken as a sign that your website is doing well and so it should not be a cause of worry to you. If you are using or planning to use a shared web hosting service then you will need to make sure that the web hosting company that you choose provides unlimited or unmetered bandwidth and, on the other hand, if you are on a Dedicated Server then it should have a high bandwidth that is not to be exceeded. Look for a company such as Webcreationsdesign.com whose packages are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs.
How much do they provide in terms of storage capacity?
Different websites have different storage needs depending on their purposes, designs and the applications that they run. A small business that just needs a website to make its presence known will, for instance, will require much smaller storage compared to a large e-commerce websites that receives thousands of visitors and handles even more transactions each day.
When it comes to web hosting in Kenya, many service providers will try to get greater storage capacities just to get you to pay more money even though you may not necessarily need all the additional storage. You might want to avoid such companies and instead get what will meet your needs. At the same time, the needs of your business are likely to change over time and you need to have a web host who can provide additional storage whenever the need for it arises.
How much support do they provide?
There is not a single web hosting company in Kenya that can claim to have a fail-safe hosting package for which no technical issues will ever arise. That is the nature of technology and problems can arise at any time so that is not really something that should be held against the web hosting companies.
However, an ideal web hosting company should be able to help you solve or resolve any such problems if and any time they should arise. Because of the unpredictable nature of such problems, you need to make sure that your service provide is able to guarantee you 24-hour customer service and technical support with your hosting package.
Remember that your visitors do not come to you because they are out of options and have nowhere else to go so you have to always ensure that they have the best experience when they come to your website. Plus, your service provider should be able to provide you with technical assistance whenever you decide to improve or change your website altogether.
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