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When you build a website, there are several aesthetic and functional questions you will need to answer. A major decision is the server you will host your website on. Many beginner websites are hosted on a shared server. With time, they may migrate these to a dedicated server. Let’s look at some reasons shared hosting might be right for you.

What Is a Shared Server?

For your website to be seen on the Internet, it must be stored on a computer known as a server. Shared hosting, as is implied by the name, is one server that has several websites stored on it. Sometimes, there may be thousands of different websites on a shared server.

A shared server is less expensive than a dedicated server. You may find a suitable hosting plan for under $10 a month. Since people new to hosting use a shared server, they have been designed to be easy to use. Therefore, they are the most popular hosting plan on the Internet.

Who Uses a Shared Server?

While there are several established websites that use shared hosting, a shared server is usually the best option for someone who is just getting their start. Many small businesses, hobbyists, and bloggers use a shared server. A shared server is not an excellent option if you have a large website that has tons of images and data that needs to be stored. It is not a good option if you receive an extensive amount of traffic because since you are sharing resources, another person’s website might put a drain on resources, rendering your website inoperable.

Three Common Pain Points of Shared Servers

For all of its benefits, there are some downsides to shared hosting. According to a Liquid Web blog post on the topic,” shared servers are the cheapest solutions as they provide the least performance, security, and flexibility.” Here are the three most common problems in those areas.

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  1. At peak times, download speeds are inconsistent, and your website may have high downtimes. If a customer visits your site and it is not up or it is slow to load, you may lose a customer.
  2. Security is a major issue with shared hosting. Shared web servers are prone to hacking. Malicious activity on other websites on the same server might negatively affect the entire server.
  3. Lack of customization. With a shared server, you cannot install the software. Some applications that you may want to utilize for your website may not be available unless they are offered by the web host provider.

What Is the Need for a Shared Server?

A dedicated server will be the best option for someone who has an established business, gets thousands of visits to their site per month, and perhaps operates an e-commerce business. With a dedicated server, you will have complete control over the server, the hardware installed on the server, and the software. You don’t have to be concerned about your neighbors because you don’t have any.

It’s the difference between owning a home and renting an apartment. Shared servers are great for websites that don’t have heavy demand. They are perfect for people who are not interested in learning the technical ins and outs of hosting but who want their website to work.

Dedicated hosting is for people who are serious about making a success of their business and want complete control over their hosting environment. Shared hosting is the preferred option for those just starting out or some small businesses.


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Haraka Haraka app to link customers with service providers

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A new App dubbed “Haraka Haraka” has today been unveiled in Kenya to help customers find the right service providers in their current location within a specified range of choice.

The platform was invented by three former Meru University of Science and technology students and with the app, they seek to make it easier for people to find services such as a plumber, retailers, shops and house agents that have been difficult to get physically.

The team, Mr Kelvin Muinde, Mr Pius Momanyi Nyachio and Mrs Naum Mutie said there are currently about 3,500 users who are potential clients and service providers on the platform who include carpenters, hairdressers, plumbers and mechanics, and more.

“We are taking away the burden of searching for experienced and reliable professional businesses in a hassle-free model to deliver critical services to individuals who are in need of their specific location,” said Pius Momanyi Nyachio who is the Marketing Manager.

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Mr Kelvin Muinde, who is the head of the project said the idea to start Haraka Haraka was initiated out of his observance of people having difficulty in finding a reliable service in an area that they are not well conversant with.

“The biggest challenge customers face is finding the right service providers at any area, mostly if you are not familiar, most people end up getting poor services that cost them time and resources,” he said.

To find any service or to register as a service provider, individuals are requested to first download the Haraka Haraka App on Google and register where later one can choose a range between 100m to 30km to find the service they are in need of.

The app also comes with an option of reviewing and rating a service provider which acts as an advantage to next service seekers enabling easy referrals to new clients.

‘’The registration to the app is free for both users and professionals,’’ said Mr Kelvin Muinde. The company’s aim is to hit 10,000 users by the end of this year. Ideally, they plan to have a maximum of 30,000 professionals on the platform.


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A new App dubbed “Haraka Haraka” has today been unveiled in Kenya to help customers find the right service providers in their current location within a specified range of choice.

The platform was invented by three former Meru University of Science and technology students and with the app, they seek to make it easier for people to find services such as a plumber, retailers, shops and house agents that have been difficult to get physically.

The team, Mr Kelvin Muinde, Mr Pius Momanyi Nyachio and Mrs Naum Mutie said there are currently about 3,500 users who are potential clients and service providers on the platform who include carpenters, hairdressers, plumbers and mechanics, and more.

“We are taking away the burden of searching for experienced and reliable professional businesses in a hassle-free model to deliver critical services to individuals who are in need of their specific location,” said Pius Momanyi Nyachio who is the Marketing Manager.

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Mr Kelvin Muinde, who is the head of the project said the idea to start Haraka Haraka was initiated out of his observance of people having difficulty in finding a reliable service in an area that they are not well conversant with.

“The biggest challenge customers face is finding the right service providers at any area, mostly if you are not familiar, most people end up getting poor services that cost them time and resources,” he said.

To find any service or to register as a service provider, individuals are requested to first download the Haraka Haraka App on Google and register where later one can choose a range between 100m to 30km to find the service they are in need of.

The app also comes with an option of reviewing and rating a service provider which acts as an advantage to next service seekers enabling easy referrals to new clients.

‘’The registration to the app is free for both users and professionals,’’ said Mr Kelvin Muinde. The company’s aim is to hit 10,000 users by the end of this year. Ideally, they plan to have a maximum of 30,000 professionals on the platform.


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Balala wants investigation into alleged harassment at Ol Jogi launched – KBC

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Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala

Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has directed the Kenya Wildlife Service to commence investigations into the alleged harassment of a victim by private game ranchers at Ol Jogi Conservancy in Laikipia County.

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It is reported that the victim known as Mordecai Ogada in the company of his children was harassed on Saturday while driving on a public road in the conservancy.

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In a statement, Balala has asked for speedy investigations and findings to be concluded by Wednesday this week.

The CS added that no discriminations will be allowed to any Kenyan at any conservancy in the country.

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“The government of Kenya and my ministry will not condone any undue harassment or intimidation of Kenyans who are going about their normal businesses and enjoying their God given heritage by anyone,” said CS Balala.

He urged Kenyans to report any such incidents with facts for action to be taken.

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