HostPoa Kenya Web Hosting Service Expert’s Review

hostPoa ranks as one of the best domain service and web hosting service providers in Kenya, probably the most affordable.

Apart from their attractive prices, hostPoa offers excellent customer support for their clients.

Their responsive and reliable customer support is available 24-hours, both online and via phone calls.

Their availability on several platforms of communication makes them stand out as one of the most reliable web hosting companies in Kenya.

With the cheap domain and hosting prices at hostPoa, your journey to a conspicuous online presence can start with as little as possible.

Here is good news for people looking for Free Web hosting in Kenya. hostPoa has a deal for you.

The only thing required is your willingness to run on a .io.ke domain, and hostPoa will host your website for free.

The io.ke domain name goes for just Ksh 499.

This free web hosting works well for IT students working on their projects and newbie web designers who in need of a simple website to host their portfolio.

It could also be of great help to small businesses with little to no need for email communications as well as digital marketers who only need a simple landing page.

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hostPoa Domain Prices

If you are looking for the a .co.ke, .ac.ke, .info.ke, or .sc.ke domain, Hostpoa sells them at Ksh 750 each.

After domain registration, you will be required to pay Ksh 1350 every year for renewal.

A .com domain goes for Ksh 1,100 while a .org domain sells for Ksh 1,583, with Ksh 1850 and 1583 renewal costs respectively.

hostPoa does not offer free domain transfers.

If you need to transfer a domain to them, you will be required to pay between Ksh 1300 and Ksh 1800.

Domain Registration (Ksh) Annual Renewal (Ksh) Transfer (Ksh)
.com 1100 1850 1850
.co.ke 750 1360 1360
.biz 1100 1850 1850
.org 1583 1583 1583
.net 1950 1950 1950
.ac.ke 750 1360 1360
.sc.ke 750 1360 1360
.io.ke 500 500 500
.ke 7300 7300 Free

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hostPoa Web Hosting Prices

HostPoa offers both Shared Hosting and VPS Hosting plans at relatively affordable prices.

If you are looking for reseller web hosting, check with HostPinnacle or Kenya Web Experts.

hostPoa Shared Hosting Packages

Subscribing to any shared hosting plan with Hostpoa gives you access to a free .co.ke domain.

The basic web hosting package goes for Ksh 995/yr, with 1Gb disc space and a free SSL Certificate.

Basic Hosting
Ksh. 995/Yr
Disc Space 1 GB
Bandwidth Unlimited
Memory/RAM _
SSL Certificate FREE
Email Accounts UNLIMITED
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
FREE Website Transfer x
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain .co.ke
Other Features Instant Setup

Website Builder

Weekly Backups

Get Basic Hosting

The plan is most suitable for small blogs that require not so much disc space yet with lots of traffic.

With 1GB you can set up a fully functional blog, though you have to be mean with graphics.

The Unlimited bandwidth at HostPoa is definitely good for high traffic sites.

Let’s compare this with what other web hosts in Kenya will offer for their basic plans.

The cheapest web hosting plan at Kenya Web Experts goes for Ksh. 2100/yr.

With this hosting package, you get 30GB of disc space and 300GB bandwidth for your website.

That’s slightly more than twice the price for the Basic Plan at HostPoa, with 30 times bigger disc space but limited bandwidth.

As earlier mentioned, your final choice of a good web host is informed by these features, the prices and your website needs.

If you need a lightweight blog and you expect too much traffic, the Hostpoa Basic plan is a good place to start.

This is, of course, holding other factors such as customer support and uptime constant.

If you still need to do more window shopping, check the HostPinnacle web hosting plans and prices.

With Hostpinnacle, the cheapest plan (Ksh 1500/yr) comes with 2GB RAM and 35GB of disc space.

Just like HostPoa, HostPinnacle will give you a FREE SSL certificate, a free .co.ke domain and unlimited bandwidth for your website.

Advance Hosting
Ksh. 1,600/Yr
Disc Space 2 GB
Bandwidth Unlimited
Memory/RAM _
SSL Certificate FREE
Email Accounts UNLIMITED
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
FREE Website Transfer x
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain .co.ke
Other Features Instant Setup

Website Builder

Weekly Backups

Get Advance Hosting

If you need more web space for your website/blog, you have an option of upgrading to the Advance Plan for Ksh. 1600/Yr.

With the advance plan, you get all the features of the Basic Plan with an additional 1GB disc space.

If this is still not sufficient disc space for you, consider upgrading to the Business Hosting Plan for Ksh. 2,000/Yr.

The business plan comes with 3GB of disc space, still retaining all the features of the lower plans.

Unlimited Hosting Ksh. 3,364/Yr
Disc Space Unlimited
Bandwidth Unmetered
Memory/RAM _
SSL Certificate FREE
Email Accounts UNLIMITED
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
FREE Website Transfer x
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain .co.ke or .com
Other Features Unlimited Subdomains

Instant Setup

Website Builder

Weekly Backups

Get Unlimited Hosting

Unlimited web hosting sounds attractive, though on several occasions the allocated shared resources are not really unlimited.

Several top web hosting companies in Kenya have similar packages with unlimited resources, at different prices.

Truehost offers unlimited shared hosting for Ksh. 14,500 per year.

Apart from the unlimited disc space, bandwidth and subdomains, the plan also allows you to create an unlimited number of websites on the same account.

The latter is a feature that is not available with any HostPoa web hosting plan.

It is this limitation that makes the web hosting plans at HostPoa unattractive to ambitious bloggers.

Kenya Web Experts offers unlimited hosting with the Gold Plan costing Ksh. 14,100/yr.

This comes with two downsides. You are restricted to only one website/blog. Plus there is no free domain for the plan.

It’s therefore easy to conclude that HostPoa has one of the most affordable unlimited web hosting plans in Kenya.

hostPoa Free Web Hosting

HostPoa is among the few companies offering Free Web Hosting in Kenya.

One thing that’s obvious is that any company offering free web hosting is targetting clients who will make a purchase in the future.

HostPoa has a free web hosting plan that is only available for website owners willing to buy a .io.ke domain. The io.ke domain sells for Ksh 500.

Unlike other free web hosting packages on other web-hosting providers, this plan comes with few restrictions.

First, the free plan comes with unmetered bandwidth, meaning you can comfortably use it for a site with lots of traffic.

Free Web Hosting

Domain: Ksh. 499/Yr

Disc Space 300 MB
Bandwidth Unmetered
Memory/RAM _
SSL Certificate FREE
Email Accounts 5
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
FREE Website Transfer x
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain x
Other Features Instant SetupWebsite Builder

Weekly Backups

24/7 Support

Get FREE Hosting

The plan also gives you a free basic SSL Certificate, meaning you don’t have to incur extra costs buying the certificate separately.

This plan may not be your best if you intend to run a company or commercial site.

The free web hosting plan is however very useful for IT students who are only interested in a cheap or free plan for their computer projects.

If you are a newbie in web design and in need of a simple website to host your portfolio, this plan may also work well for you.

Small businesses that are not very choosy about their domain extensions, as well as Digital Marketers in need of simple landing pages, will also find this offer very useful.

hostPoa Pros

Fast Load Time and 99 % Uptime Guarantee.

Affordable Web Hosting Plan available (Ksh 995/yr).

Free .co.ke domain for all hosting packages.

Weekly Website Backups to ensure that your data is ever safe.

FREE SSL Certificate for all hosting plans.

24/7/ 365 days Customer Support via Phone, Live Chat, and Ticket System.

Cons

Limited Web Disc space for most hosting plans.

All except the unlimited plan are not convenient for large sites.

The FREE hosting plan is only restricted to .io.ke domains.

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