How to to Set up a Website in Kenya (Beginner Guide)


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How to to Set up a Website in Kenya (Beginner Guide)

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Setting up your own website is much easier than you think. More and more people want to have their own online presence. You don’t need to depend exclusively on an online marketplace like Jumia, an Instagram profile, a Facebook page, or a Twitter account.

How to create your ecommerce website?

There are many solutions. Some are more flexible than others, and some are more complex. In this post, we will focus on the easiest of them all, Vooka!

What is Vooka?

To properly answer the question “what is Vooka?” it’s helpful to first understand that Vooka is not a singular product—it’s not just a store builder or a tool to sell your products. Vooka is a commerce platform that offers a way to quickly launch a website for your dream business and start selling to your customers, wherever they are around the globe.

If you need to get a simple store up-and-running today or you don't want to go under the hood yourself and build an ecommerce website from scratch, Vooka is built to be versatile and to grow with you. 

If you’re still wondering what you actually get when you sign up for Vooka, keep reading. 

How does Vooka work?

Vooka is a subscription-based software that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products.

With Vooka, merchants can build an online store and sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops.

Vooka is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you can access it from any connected compatible device and we’ll handle software and server upgrades and maintenance for you. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.

What do you get out of the box?

This is what you get as soon as you buy any Vooka plan: a predesigned template for the look and feel of your store, tools to sell in multiple places online and in-person, the best-converting checkout, SEO and marketing tools—these are all part of Vooka's core product. This is the foundation upon which our other products and applications are built. 

What about the domain name?

You get one free .com or domain name of your choice that matches your business name when you activate your subscription on Vooka. This will then look like Usually, it’s best to get the .com extension unless you are strictly operating in one country like Kenya (.ke).

Will I need technical skills?

If you can use Word, Facebook, or PowerPoint, you’ll be able to use Vooka without any problem. This is an “all-inclusive” package, so to speak: every account comes with web hosting, domain name, and support. 

Vooka's additional products and services

Every independent business is unique. And as businesses grow, their needs evolve accordingly. That’s why we offer our customers powerful upgrades to help them grow their business on our platform. Vooka has been built to ensure that business owners can focus on serving their customers. The hustle of developing and maintaining the website is taken care of on their behalf. Keeping your website up to date is one of the most important things we do.

The top three things our team focuses on when updating your website are:

  1. Updating Your Website Security
  2. Improving on site experience
  3. Updating Your Website Design

Get started with Vooka today

Vooka isn’t just a piece of software or a singular product—it’s an all-in-one commerce platform. More than that, it’s a rich ecosystem that creates value for business owners by bringing together developers, business experts, and shoppers in the shared pursuit of making commerce better for everyone.

By doing so, Vooka also makes entrepreneurship more accessible to anyone seeking independence. Whether you're a trailblazer finding your footing or a heritage brand reaching customers around the world, Vooka is built for you.

And getting started has never been easier! Create your account and come have a look for yourself.


Vooka is a platform that enables you to create an ecommerce website for your business and easily reach out to millions of customers searching for your products online. Businesses that are already using vooka have seen increase online sales, phone calls and store visits.It includes everything you need to turn your idea into a business and start selling.