The internet is growing at an explosive rate. Every day more and more people are being introduced to the internet and so it is inevitable that the amount of websites are increasing just as fast. These days every company needs a website. And it’s not just companies: People want personal websites and blogs. The World Wide Web has become a part of our daily lives.
In South Africa, hosting is quite competitive and there are a lot of options to choose from.
Ample Hosting is a company specialising in hosting. They are based in Pietermaritzburg and have been in operation for more than 8 years. Their hosting packages start at R9 per month.
Afrihost is a large hosting company and they are best known for helping lower broadband prices in South Africa by a huge margin. Their Linux hosting packages start at R9 per month.
BlueSteam’s servers are hosted in the UK so it’s ideal if you have an international target with regards to your websites. They actually have a phone number available on their site and offer 24/7 hour support. Something that a lot of hosting companies is missing these days. Their hosting packages start at just over R12 per month.
Domaincheap isn’t linked to one specific hosting provider. If you are in South Africa, hosting can be easy to get as they offer platforms throughout the country as well as in the USA and Europe. Their domain prices are the cheapest in South Africa, starting with a free monthly account.
Elitehost have datacenters in Johannesburg, Maidenhead (UK) and Los Angeles(USA). They value their uptime and support and if either lets you down you can get credit which is quite a nice touch. For users in South Africa, hosting packages start at R35 per month.
Also check out this step-by-step guide on website hosting that gives you a great background to hosting, how it works and everything you need to know.