Kenya Web Experts hosting review 2017

Kenya Web Experts is one of the popular and best web hosting companies in Kenya for individuals who want to start small (or big) blogs to businesses and institutions that want to build big websites with a reputable hosting company.

Their up-time is good (and your website will be online and working well), making it easy for readers, clients, customers, prospects and users with access to the internet to easily reach and connect with you on your blog or website.

Before we go deep in the review, here is a short summary of the hosting services offered by KenyaWebExperts.com in 2017

  • Shared hosting plans
  • VPS servers
  • Dedicated servers
  • Windows ASP.NET hosting packages
  • Domain registration
  • Website design
  • SSL certificates, and
  • Reseller services (hosting and domain names)

Now let’s review each of the services offered by the Kenyan hosting company.

Domain registration extensions (tlds) offered by Kenya Web Experts, costs and clients targeted in various countries

The hosting provider offers domain registration at cheap and affordable prices payable online via mobile money services like Lipa na M-PESA and gateways like PayPal.Kenya Web Experts hosting review - web hosting and domain registration company in Kenya

Meaning its services are open to any individual or company around the world.

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The common domain extensions like .com, .net, .biz, .org, .co.ke, .or.ke, .sc.ke, and .ac.ke are usually sold at Kenya Shillings 1000 – and sometimes less. At the moment – early November 2016 – heading to Christmas and end of year holidays (then 2017!), Kenya Web Experts have already reduced the pricing for the popular and common domain extensions to 890 Kenyan shillings (from KSh 1000).

So, this is probably a good time to get a great discount when registering a new domain name for your website or blog. Get them cheap before their prices go up – usually in mid to late January or February 2017.

To renew your domain name, also expect to pay between the KSh 890 to 1000 depending on the current domain and hosting promotions they are running on their website.

Here are the extensions they offer for people registering new domains (and how much they cost):

.com, co.ke, .org, .net, .o.ke, .ac.ke, .ne.ke, .sc.ke, .go.ke, .mobi.ke, .info.ke, .me.ke, .info, and .biz usually cost KES 1,000 but are currently available for KSh 890 only!

Other extensions include .me (at KSh 2,400), .co (KSh 2,500), .co.za targeting individuals and businesses living or operating in South Africa at Ksh 2,000, .mobi (KSh 2000), .us targeting persons in United Sates of America at KSh 1000, .cc (KSh 1,800), .tv (KSh 3000), .de targeting persons in Germany (KSh 1000), .me.uk (KSh 1,500 x 2), .org.uk (KSh 2,000 x 2), .co.uk for persons in or targeting the United Kingdom market (KSh 1,500), .uk.net (KSh 5,000 x 2), .in (at KSh 1000), .es (KSh 1900), .co.ug targeting persons in Uganda (KSh 3500), .it (KSh 2500), .co.tz (KSh 1700), .so (KSh 8500), .co.rw targeting persons in Rwanda (KSh 5000), .ca (Canada: KSh 1500), .ug (Uganda: KES 3,500) and .nl (KSh 1000).

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Other domain name extensions include:

.limited, .events, .properties, .academy and .foundation each going for 2,700 Kenyan Shillings. Other extensions that cost KSh 1,900 include: .education, .institute, .company, .photography, .tips, .solutions, .website, .directory, .international and .email.

Other extensions you can use when registering your domain name with Kenya Web Experts include: .church (KSh 3,500), .club (KSh 1500), .media (KSh 2900), .services (KSh 2500), .university (KSh 4000), .consulting (KSh 2,500), .restaurant (KSh 4000), .engineering (KSh 4000), .ac (KSh 9500), .business (KSh 2500), .industries (KSh 3500), .clinic (KSh 5000), .enterprises (KSh 3500), .farm (KSh 3500), .guru (KSh 2900), .xyz (KSh 1300), .space (KSh 1000), .ngo (KSh 5000) and .or.ug at 3,500 shillings.

If you have a domain that you want to transfer, their charges per year is KSh 1,000.

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Kenya Website Experts shared hosting plans – a review of features and pricing

Kenyawebexperts.com offers Linux web hosting plans with cPanel and webmail and great up-time reliability

Under this they offer clients the following packages:

  1. Starter hosting which is ideal for small websites with a secure disk space of 30 GB, 300 GB in bandwidth (web traffic) to get you started – all at a yearly price of KSh 2,100.
  2. Standard hosting is suited for a wide range of websites with 40 GB secure disk space, 400 GB bandwidth and costs KSh 4,100 a year.
  3. Bronze hosting, a high-performance plan for busy sites, with 50 GB secure disk space, 500 GB bandwidth and a cost of 7,100 a year.
  4. Gold hosting plan comes with – as the hosting company puts it – unlimited disk space and bandwidth – all at a price of 14,100 a year.

Learn more about the hosting plans above and any current offers here.

The Bronze and Gold shared hosting plans come with secure SSL certificate unlike the Starter and Standard plans.

You are allowed to create unlimited subdomains, databases and email accounts in all the plans. The four plans come with a free Softaculous script installer which is available free in the control panel dashboard, cPanel.

The plans also come with reliable support (via phone and email), 30 day money back guarantee (they refund your money if you are not satisfied with their hosting service or support), backups, autoresponders, POP 3, spam filtering, email virus scanning, PHP 5, web statistics, DNS management, online file manager and the many free software like WordPress, Joomla, Opencart, Drupal, phpBB, OSClass, among others, that you can install with Softaculous whenever you login to cPanel – which you can easily access from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

Once you make payment for a plan of your choice and make payment, Kenya Web Experts creates your account instantly making it easy for you start working on your website or blog immediately – upload files, change designs, install a script or create emails for the various employees and departments in your company.

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Kenya Web Experts Windows web hosting

The hosting company also has four plans under this. They include:

  1. Starter Windows web hosting plan with secure disk space of 5 GB, 50 GB bandwidth at a cost of 5,100 a year.
  2. Standard plan with 10 GB secure disk space, 100 GB bandwidth priced at 6,100 Kenyan Shillings a year.
  3. Bronze, an advanced Windows web hosting plan with 20 GB secure disk space, 200 GB bandwidth at a cost of KSh 7100 a year.
  4. Gold, a professional Windows hosting package that goes for 10,100 shillings a year with – as the company puts it – unlimited bandwidth and disk space.
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All the Windows hosting plans above come with unlimited FTP accounts, MySQL databases, email accounts creation and subdomains.

They also come with: reliable servers (99.99% uptime), reliable support, 30 day money back guarantee, easy online access using the Plesk control panel, Horde email (unlimited in both Bronze and Gold), phpMyAdmin, ASP .NET v2 and v4, PHP, autoresponders, email auto responders, website stats, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and other free scripts.

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Kenya Website Experts reseller services (domain and hosting)

The company offers reseller hosting for individuals who want to start their own web hosting business.

Besides that, as a domain registrar, they also offer wholesale domain prices to resellers who can quickly integrate their domain reselling service via API to scripts like WHMCS (which comes free with their reseller web hosting packages).

Under their domain reseller service –

… you can usually get domains at discounted prices saving big – sometimes even more than 100 shillings per purchase (e.g. you can get a domain that normally sells at KSh 1000 for 900 shillings or less).

At the moment you can, as a domain reseller, get .com, .co.ke, .net, .org, .info, .or.ke, .ne.ke, .ac.ke, .go.ke, .mobi.ke and .biz at KSh 890 only.

.me and .co goes for KSh 2400 each while .mobi costs KSh 1900.

.us, .de, and .in costs KSh 900 each while .me.uk goes for KSh 1400 a year and has to be registered for at least two years.

.co.uk and .org.uk each costs 1800 shillings (each has to be registered for a minimum of 2 years).

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Kenya Web Experts reseller hosting plans and pricing

This company provides one of the best reseller hosting services in Kenya, with all their reseller plans coming with a free WHMCS billing software to make managing your hosting business and clients easy.

The three plans include:

  1. Starter – a perfect reseller hosting plan for beginners with 50 GB secure disk space, 100 GB bandwidth and a monthly price of 2,900 Kenyan Shillings.
  2. Standard – a reliable low cost reseller hosting plan with 100 GB secure disk space, 2,000 GB bandwidth at a cost of KSh 4400 a month.
  3. Bronze – an advanced reseller hosting package with 200 GB secure disk space, 4,000 GB bandwidth priced at KSh 6,400 a month.

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All the reseller plans come with 99.9% uptime, unlimited creation of subdomains, cPanel accounts, WHMCS (Web Host Manager Complete Solution – which provides hosting and domain management, recurring billing and integrated support), WHM (Web Host Manager), Softaculous, private nameservers, support, ability to create user accounts and sell domains and you customers receive features listed in the shared hosting plans above like MySQL databases, webmail, online file manager, cPanel, Softaculous script installer making it easy for them to install software like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart, Zen Cart, phpBB etc.

If you want more control with your web server, you can use the hosting company’s dedicated servers or VPS (virtual private servers) services.

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Kenya Web Experts VPS Servers plans, features and prices

The VPS packages (unmanaged) include:

  1. Starter VPS – which is perfect for beginners. It costs Kenya Shillings 9,900 a month and includes the following features: 2 GB RAM, 35 GB disk space, one 3.3 GHz CPU, CentOS 6 and speed of 256 Kbps.
  2. Standard VPS, a reliable low-cost VPS hosting plan that goes for a monthly fee of 11,500 and comes with 4 GB RAM, 115 GB disk space, 1 3.3 GHz CPU, CentOS 6 and speed of 256 Kbps.
  3. Bronze VPS – an advanced VPS hosting package priced at 19,000 a month with the following included in the package: 4 GB RAM, 285 disk space, 2 CPUs of 3.3 GHz each, CentOS 6 and 256 Kbps speed.
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The VPS servers are physically located in Kenya and the IP’s geolocation shows Kenya and Google recognizes the server IP address as located in Kenya.

All the servers come with VMware visualization software, are reliable and have full root access and you’re able to install advanced software and customize virtually anything.

Kenya Web Experts dedicated Servers plans, features and prices

If you want more resources, beyond the limitations of those provided by the shared hosting plans above (higher level speed, security and uptime), Kenya Web Experts dedicated server managed solution is what you should go for.

Their dedicated servers are provisioned, secured and typically delivered with 24 hours of purchase.

Their dedicated servers include:

  1. Dedicated 1 – a server plan perfect for beginners at Kenya Shillings 19,000 a month. It comes with 4 GB RAM, 1 TB disk space and 5 TB bandwidth.
  2. Dedicated 2 – a reliable low cost server plan with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB disk space and 10 TB bandwidth that goes for 22,000 shillings monthly.
  3. Dedicated 3 – an advanced dedicated server package with 16 GB RAM, 1 TB disk space and 15 TB bandwidth. This plan goes for 27,000 shillings a month.

All the plans come with server setup and cPanel installation.

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Kenya Web Experts SSL certificates features and prices 2017

If you want more security for your blog, website or online business and keep your customers data and transactions (logins, connections, personal and financial data) safe by encrypting anything sent to your server you can buy an SSL certificate from Kenya Website Experts – increasing the level of security on your site (and increasing customers confidence by showing https:// in your URLs).

SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. And KenyaWebExperts offers, for sale and installation, the following SSL certificates.

  1. Comodo Domain Validation SSL is a perfect secure sockets layer for beginners which goes for Kenya Shillings 5,000 a year. This can be used on a single domain and comes with domain validation.
  2. Comodo Company Validation SSL, a reliable low-cost certificate used on a single domain, comes with company validation and costs 9,000 annually.
  3. Comodo UCC SSL Certificates for Microsoft Exchange. Comes with full subject alternative name (SAN), 128/256 bit encryption and costs KSh 30,000 a year.

All the SSL certificates are trusted by 99.9% of web browsers, have site seal and come with industry leading support.

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