How much it costs to host a website in Uganda

Once you’ve got a website designer to create a website for you, the next thing you want to do is get a website hosting company to host your site. Your website resides in remote computers on the internet that never go offline.

Hosting a website is a lot cheaper than designing one. Often times, you’ll get firms or individuals charging for those two separately which is good. However, some bundle the two as one and bill you a single fee. When this happens, usually the website development company also hosts your site.

Costs of website hosting in Uganda vary from one company to another depending on the website you wish to host, how much content it will have and expected traffic, customer support and reliability of hosting services. Costs range from Ugx 100,000 to as much as Ugx 1, 000, 000 per year.

At HatariCloud, our lowest package is $50 (Ugx 170,000) per year. That comes with 5 email addresses for your domain, 1GB of storage, 5 databases and free email support. This is a starter package really. We recommend this for individuals or small company that doesn’t expect much traffic to their website. This package is also ideal for sites that aren’t multi-media intensive since the storage is limited to 1GB. You can explore of our packages to find out which one suits you the most.

When choosing a web hosting company, do not simply look at price and features. Consider;

  1. Customer support
  2. Reliability
  3. Speed

Those 3 factors are more important that price and features. Some clients often fall for the bait of choosing a service provider with the lowest hosting prices. However, they later regret it when they can’t pick up a phone and call customer support to get something sorted in a specific time. Other times their websites load slowly because the service provider packed several websites in a single web server which leaves the hosted sites to fight for limited resources.

Next time you choose a website hosting company in Uganda, please consider the above factors.

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