How much does it cost to own a website in Kenya?

This post will help you get a general idea of what website development would cost you here in Kenya.

To understand costing you must first understand the process, though it differs depending on who you ask.

  • After you submit a detailed brief on what you want.

The first stage is for the developer to get online and do a research on what your direct and indirect competitors are doing.

The research will help the developer further understand the industry and come up with unique features and look that will differentiate your business from the competitors.

  • The next stage will be for the developer with the help of a designer to come up with best layouts putting into considerations website objectives.

This stage is also known as the design phase, at the end of this phase, the developer will have created a website theme which includes the colors, content layouts, Font style, among other elements.

The layouts are shared with the client to get feedback.

  • Once the boss is happy and s/he approves the designs, the developer moves to the next phase which is the coding of the approved designs into functional web pages.
  • The next step is testing the website and submitting it to the client for review and thereafter implement any suggested changes.
  • The last step is performing several optimizations such as speed optimization, search engine optimizations among others.

As you can see developing a website is quite a process and will take not less than 2 weeks.

Depending on your budget and instructions some of these steps can be skipped.

Based on my interaction with clients, most of them approach you with a predetermined cost in mind.

The problem with this approach is that it robs you an opportunity to get all the necessary features and ideas the developer might have to help your website achieve its goals.

The cost of website development is not fixed. Most developers have a baseline cost depending on their experience.

The cost will vary from the baseline cost depending on clients needs.

So, how much does it cost to have a website in Kenya?

As I previously mentioned there is no standard charge for website development.

However, I can share with you my standard charges.

My website development charges start from kes 50,000 for SMEs and startups.

This cost will get you a professional website without any special functionalities.

The cost will be higher depending on the functionalities requested and the volume of work.

Once you have the website developed its time to make it live.

To make your website available on the internet you will need to have a domain e.g. ( and a server space to host your website files.

Domain registration and hosting is paid annually, the charges depend on your server needs.

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