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Co-founders and team: CoolBuy.in, a ecommerce company listed some of the largest stores in india at amazingly at low prices to buy products online. So you no longer need to spend hours searching the net for different stores. It’s all here under one roof so you can buy online using payment methods like netbanking and delivery on cash.
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Coolbuy is a 2 Years ecommerce company, selling online in India with around 100000+ products with supplier network of 3000 vendors listed in various categories. Coolbuy.in targets to capture Indian Market by way of providing products online and service at their doorsteps, and also make available of all product range to urban and rural areas by means of better discounts /quality/ branded /unique products. CoolBuy is a kind of online products assistant that handpicks the best products for you. It provides instant recommendations from pricing on all categories. It also provides frequent recommendations of products which buyer shows interest. Customer can compare prices between different stores of similar products to get find out the lowest price in the market. CoolBuy lists many categories like Clothing, Fashion Accessories like Watches, Sunglasses, Electronic Gadgets, Mobiles and home kitchen.

Business Website Address: online shopping site
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Exodus Movers Kenya Limited
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Co-founders and team: Exodus Movers wants to be Kenya’s biggest removals and storage solutions company for Nairobi’s HNI and the growing middle class.
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Moving and commodity and data storage is a problem in Kenya. Exodus Movers and Storage solutions aims to solve these problems using safe cloud-based applications and physical warehouses across the city.
Email us at [email protected] for a quick quote.

Business Website Address: http://exodusmovers.co.ke
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Co-founders and team: Global cloud services, web hosting, reseller hosting, VPN servers and domain name wholesalers. Ask about our affiliate marketing programs to earn $$$.
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Many large companies that are not Internet service providers need to be permanently connected to the web to send email, files, etc. to other sites. The company may use the computer as a website host to provide details of their goods and services and facilities for online orders.

A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. ASP.NET, ColdFusion, Java EE, Perl/Plack, PHP or Ruby on Rails). These facilities allow customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. Also, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is typically used for websites that wish to keep the data transmitted more secure.

Shared web hosting service: one’s website is placed on the same server as many other sites, ranging from a few sites to hundreds of websites. Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. The features available with this type of service can be quite basic and not flexible in terms of software and updates. Resellers often sell shared web hosting and web companies often have reseller accounts to provide hosting for clients.
Reseller web hosting: allows clients to become web hosts themselves. Resellers could function, for individual domains, under any combination of these listed types of hosting, depending on who they are affiliated with as a reseller. Resellers’ accounts may vary tremendously in size: they may have their own virtual dedicated server to a colocated server. Many resellers provide a nearly identical service to their provider’s shared hosting plan and provide the technical support themselves.
Virtual Dedicated Server: also known as a Virtual Private Server (VPS), divides server resources into virtual servers, where resources can be allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. VPS will often be allocated resources based on a one server to many VPSs relationship, however virtualisation may be done for a number of reasons, including the ability to move a VPS container between servers. The users may have root access to their own virtual space. Customers are sometimes responsible for patching and maintaining the server (unmanaged server) or the VPS provider may provide server admin tasks for the customer (managed server).
Dedicated hosting service: the user gets his or her own Web server and gains full control over it (user has root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows); however, the user typically does not own the server. One type of dedicated hosting is self-managed or unmanaged. This is usually the least expensive for dedicated plans. The user has full administrative access to the server, which means the client is responsible for the security and maintenance of his own dedicated server.
Managed hosting service: the user gets his or her own Web server but is not allowed full control over it (user is denied root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows); however, they are allowed to manage their data via FTP or other remote management tools. The user is disallowed full control so that the provider can guarantee quality of service by not allowing the user to modify the server or potentially create configuration problems. The user typically does not own the server. The server is leased to the client.
Colocation web hosting service: similar to the dedicated web hosting service, but the user owns the colo server; the hosting company provides physical space that the server takes up and takes care of the server. This is the most powerful and expensive type of web hosting service. In most cases, the colocation provider may provide little to no support directly for their client’s machine, providing only the electrical, Internet access, and storage facilities for the server. In most cases for colo, the client would have his own administrator visit the data center on site to do any hardware upgrades or changes. Formerly, many colocation providers would accept any system configuration for hosting, even ones housed in desktop-style minitower cases, but most hosts now require rack mount enclosures and standard system configurations.
Cloud hosting: is a new type of hosting platform that allows customers powerful, scalable and reliable hosting based on clustered load-balanced servers and utility billing. A cloud hosted website may be more reliable than alternatives since other computers in the cloud can compensate when a single piece of hardware goes down. Also, local power disruptions or even natural disasters are less problematic for cloud hosted sites, as cloud hosting is decentralized. Cloud hosting also allows providers to charge users only for resources consumed by the user, rather than a flat fee for the amount the user expects they will use, or a fixed cost upfront hardware investment. Alternatively, the lack of centralization may give users less control on where their data is located which could be a problem for users with data security or privacy concerns.
Clustered hosting: having multiple servers hosting the same content for better resource utilization. Clustered servers are a perfect solution for high-availability dedicated hosting, or creating a scalable web hosting solution. A cluster may separate web serving from database hosting capability. (Usually web hosts use clustered hosting for their shared hosting plans, as there are multiple benefits to the mass managing of clients).[9] Grid hosting: this form of distributed hosting is when a server cluster acts like a grid and is composed of multiple nodes.
Home server: usually a single machine placed in a private residence can be used to host one or more web sites from a usually consumer-grade broadband connection. These can be purpose-built machines or more commonly old PCs. Some ISPs actively attempt to block home servers by disallowing incoming requests to TCP port 80 of the user’s connection and by refusing to provide static IP addresses. A common way to attain a reliable DNS host name is by creating an account with a dynamic DNS service. A dynamic DNS service will automatically change the IP address that a URL points to when the IP address changes.[10]

Some specific types of hosting provided by web host service providers:

File hosting service: hosts files, not web pages
Image hosting service
Video hosting service
Blog hosting service
Paste bin
Shopping cart software
E-mail hosting service

Business Website Address: http://moranhost.com
Business Phone Number: 0722156552
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Co-founders and team: House hunting made easy!
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We do the hardwork for all our customers. We have a list of agents and go to the field so you don’t have to!

Business Website Address: http://kejahunt.com
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Co-founders and team: Publiseer is a digital publishing platform for Nigerian authors and artists. The word ‘publiseer’ is a pun on the word ‘publisher’. Publiseer also means ‘publish’ in Afrikaans. Based in the heart of Lagos, we’re passionate about what we do, which is why all our services are absolutely free. Our mission is to promote the creativity of Nigerians to the rest of the world.
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Publiseer is the lifeline for every young and budding author and artist. Even more so, for established authors and artists, who are seeking for ways to sell their work on the World Wide Web. It’s critical for authors and artists to reach their fans and attract new fans that rely on trusted stores like Amazon, Google Play store and Apple store to drive their discovery experience.

Publiseer lets authors and artists sell their books and music respectively, on over 400 major online stores worldwide. We are free, and always will be, so they don’t have to worry about paying any publishing fees. Now, they can put all their budget into marketing their work.

How it works
An author or artist sends us their work. We decide whether or not we want to publish their work. From experience, we publish less than 50% of the works sent to us. The major reason we’ll reject a submission is in an event where the work submitted to us is much lower than our accepted quality. However, we thrive to re-format books and re-master songs sent to us, so that they can meet our standard.

In the event that Publiseer accepts to publish a work sent to us, we would contact the author or artist who sent the work to us, notifying them of our decision. We do not contact authors or artists whose work we reject. Typically, we take less than 5 working days to decide if we’ll be publishing a work or not, so if an author or artist doesn’t hear from us within 5 working days, it simply means we won’t be publishing their work.

When we accept to publish a work, we work overtime to ensure that we give the author or artist the best publishing experience possible.

Business Website Address: Company Website
Business Phone Number: 2348144726899
Address: Lagos, Nigeria
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Co-founders and team: Nigeria’s leading Online resource centre for Teachers. Recruiting, Training, Connecting Nigerian teachers to opportunities.
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Teacher.com.ng is Nigeria’s largest online job portal exclusively targeted at teachers and professionals in the education sector. Launched in October 2016, we now reach a community of over 2000 teachers daily (and growing!), helping them get recruited by schools who advertise vacancies on our platform, and connecting them with training and learning material to aid their professional development.

Business Website Address: Teacher.com.ng
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Co-founders and team: Buy and sell cars, motorbikes and trucks in Ethiopia
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CarGebeya.com is the first automotive classifieds website in Addis Ababa and Ethiopia.
Easily, quickly and simply buy and sell your cars, motorbikes and trucks in the country with CarGebeya.com.

Business Website Address: http://www.cargebeya.com
Address: Nabro Towers Ngara, Chambers Rd, Nairobi
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Co-founders and team: Kenya’s Number 1 Online Baby Shop carrying items for Maternity, Breast pumps, Baby Bottles, Baby Monitors, Nanny Cams, Nursery Furniture, Baby Shower Gifts, & Many More.We deliver all across Kenya. Parenting is not for the faint hearted, we’re here for the journey
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Motherbabyshop.co.ke stocks a wider range of products including nursery furniture, lactation cookies, breast milk bottles, and storage bags, breast pumps, skin products, nursing jumpers, milk stimulators, pregnancy books among other items. The Mother and Baby Shop brand distinguish itself from other players by having an efficient e-commerce system whereby customers can select from more than 500 products and have deliveries in Nairobi and all over Kenya. For more details, visit: Website: www.motherbabyshop.co.ke Call/Text/WhatsApp: 0798 674 483

Business Website Address: https://motherbabyshop.co.ke/
Business Phone Number: +254798674483
Address: Nairobi
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Co-founders and team: KenyaTalk.com, one of Kenya’s leading online community has launched a virtual currency to reward members of its community in a move expected to award its users and even sign up more.
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KenyaTalk.com, one of Kenya’s leading online community has launched a virtual currency to reward members of its community in a move expected to award its users and even sign up more.

According to the team, virtual currency would help the forum achieve most of its objectives and nurture internet publishing using user generated content.

The team say the creation and spread of content in the digital age is flawed and not serving the people consuming it or creating it . “The vision of Kenyatalk.com is to build a better publishing platform,  one that allows anyone to offer their stories and ideas to the world and that rewards the great ones that are loved by the community,” the team said.

He goes on to add that Advertisement driven media does not serve the community of content creators and readers thus increasing the number of advertisements ultimately hurts user experience. Kenyatalk.com has the vision that people who write and share ideas should be rewarded on their ability to enlighten and inform, not simply their ability to attract a few seconds of attention.Thus the model of online advertising is flawed.

With Kenya Talk Credits (KCr.), a virtual currency which will support it’s goals. Ktalk Credits are awarded based on the trophy system which is an awards system based on a members age and contributions to the community.For instance a new member posting their first message earns them 1 KCr. Getting your content liked automatically earns you 2 KCr. The goals available to achieve are many.

Currently the only way members can redeem your credits is through airtime purchase but there is work in progress to offer other avenues of getting value from the credits awarded. The firm expressed optimism that this is a better system, one that serves the community and will revolutionize online publishing.

Business Website Address: http://Kenyatalk.com
Address: Purpink Gifts Ltd,

NextGen Mall, Mombasa Road

1st Floor, Room 41

Nairobi, Kenya

+254711 111 864

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Co-founders and team: Purpink Gifts is an online gifts and flowers retailer in Kenya
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Purpink Gifts and Florist is Kenya’s leading online gift store. We love to make people happy and putting a smile on their faces each and every day.

Purpink Gifts was founded in late 2012 as a small business selling jewellery. Since then, the company has significantly grown to selling more than 1000 different products. It has also gained the trust of 10,000+ people in Kenya and all over the world. Click here to see some of our reviews.

We have an excellent delivery team that covers the whole of Kenya currently. We have same day delivery in Nairobi, within 2 hours. We also have next day delivery via Fargo Courier for all orders outside Nairobi. All gifts and flowers are properly and carefully packaged to ensure they are still in good condition when you receive them.

We sell a wide range of flower arrangements for all occasions including Anniversary, Birthday and Wedding among others. Our in-house florist carefully handcrafts all our flower bouquets according to your order. Our flowers are fresh from the farm and are high quality. We have a variety of flower arrangements including bouquets, vase arrangements and flowers in a box. From roses, lilies, tulips and carnations, our florist can combine these to bring you a bouquet like no other. The flowers can last up to 2 weeks. We also give you free flower food along with the flowers you order to keep them fresh and healthy. Watch them bloom as the days go by.

We have a wide variety of gifts suitable for all occasions and people of all ages. Whether you want a Birthday Gift, Anniversary Gift, Valentines Gift or Christmas Gift, you are sure to find them on our website. These gifts include personalised items (hoodies, tea mugs, travel mugs, pillows and T-shirts among other things), chocolates, hampers and jewellery among other gifting items. All our gifts are beautifully wrapped and packaged in our gift bags.

Why Choose Purpink Gifts and Florist?
Excellent Customer Service
Nationwide Delivery
Awesome Return Policy
Secure Online Payments
Multiple payment options including Visa, MasterCard, Mpesa, AirtelMoney and Pesapal

Business Website Address: https://www.purpink.co.ke/
Business Phone Number: +254702 100 100

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