2020 Top 15 South Africa Web Hosting Companies

1. Inslyhost

Inslyhost is the brain child of Silas Selekane. Started in 2010 trading as Khudu Multimedia (currently known as Khudu Technologies). He saw the need to have stable reliable and cheap web hosting in South Africa as at the time they were relying on other service providers for web hosting. They were constantly hacked.

Inslyhost world class data centres are located in South Africa and Germany. Their servers have at least 8 processing cores with 12GB of RAM and four hard drives in RAID10 to offer minimal downtime and optimum speed to their clients.

Their offering includes Linux Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domains, VPS hosting.

Hosting packages starts from R5/month.

2. Xneelo

Xneelo (formerly known as Hetzner) has been providing website hosting services since the year 1999. With the quality of service provided by them over the number of years since its inception has helped them earn the trust of more than 50,000 customers. Xneelo’s resilient network and round-the-clock support they ensure that your website stays up, fast and supported.

Power, connectivity, security, fire protection and Jupiter network are the other silent features of the data center located in Samrand, Cape Town and GERMANY.
Their services includes shared hosting, self-managed servers, managed servers, colocation and custom hosting solutions.

3. Webspace Bar

Since 2011, Webspacebar has been providing website hosting services in South Africa with over 4000 domains in their enterprise.

Their servers are setup in Raid10 using only SSD drives to give their clients fastest speed and loading times. Security is top priority to ensure that their clients hosting account are safeguarded all the time. Offer 365 days support. Least but not last they pride them as offering affordable web hosting in South Africa.

Their services includes Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Domain Registration.

4. Afrihost

Afrihost is the brainchild of best friends Gian Visser, Brendan Armstrong and Peter Meintjes, who had a dream of building a company free of corporate shackles, that would delight their clients with excellent service and amazing products.

They all had their individual small startups but their passion for technology brought them to join forces and launch Afrihost.

A Web Hosting and IT services company that reflected their personal values of service and product excellence – not driven by profit, but rather by client and employee satisfaction (which had often brought them in conflict with their former corporate employers).

Their services includes shared hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, domain names, broadband, and more.

5. Nivacity.com

Nivacity is the brain child of Emmanuel Mbekezeni a former employee of 000WebHost.com. Started in 2010 and currently host over 4000 domains worldwide.

He saw the need to have stable and reliable web hosting as at the time they were relying on other service providers for web hosting.

Nivacity.com world class data centres are located in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Germany.

Their servers have at least 8 processing cores with 12GB of RAM and four hard drives in RAID10 to offer minimal downtime and optimum speed to their clients.

Their offering includes Linux Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Adult Hosting, Application Hosting, VPS hosting and more.

6. 1-Grid.com

1-Grid (formaly know as Gridhost owned by Webafrica) is even older than many social media sites like Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

The company has been providing website hosting services for 20 years and more than 50000 clients trust them with their hosting needs.

The website hosting services are designed in such a way that it provides bank-grade security, lightning fast connectivity, round the clock monitoring and disaster recovery.

All their servers are hosted locally which can ensure higher speed, higher uptime, data safety and a complete peace of mind.

They offer free-web-hosting, web & email hosting, website-design, website design, website-builder, website builder, wildcard-domain, website optimisation, facebook-marketing

7. Domains

Since 2001, Domains.co.za has been providing website hosting services in South Africa. All the website hosting is done on high-end Supermicro hardware and an IPv6 ready website hosting network.

All the website hosting servers are in Johannesburg, South Africa, thus ensuring good speeds.

In September 2011 DiaMatrix(Domains parent company) became South Africa’s first accredited .co.za domain registrar. In February 2012 domains.co.za launched a White Labelled Multi Registrar EPP Solution – the first of its kind. This solution is aimed at ISP’s / companies in South African wanting to become Registrars on the new .co.za Registry / Registrar EPP platform

With over 19 years of experience, Domains.co.za provides 24/7 monitoring services, unmatched customer support, weekly backups of the website and excellent server uptime.

Their services includes Domains, Web Hosting, Cloud Server Hosting, SSL Certificates, Reseller Hosting and more.

8. Web4Africa

Web4Africa is providing website hosting services in South Africa and international countries i.e Kenya, Ghana & Nigeria for as long as 15 years.

Web4Africa was established in the year 2002 and since it has invested significantly in the best in class dedicated servers which are enterprise-grade, networking tools, and a high tech data center.

Website hosting services like Windows hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private server, dedicated server and even colocation is being provided by Wed4Africa in South Africa. Easy installation of numerous website applications like WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, phpBB etc is possible with the control panel for website hosting.

9. EliteHost

Founded in 2005 Elitehost (a division of Optify Systems (Pty) Ltd. They started as a small business with stable and affordable hosting options available. Over time, they have established themselves in the South African hosting market. They offer complete hosting solutions from web hosting to virtual servers.

Elitehost world class data centres are located in Johannesburg (ZA), Los Angeles (USA) and Maidenhead (UK). Their servers have at least 8 processing cores with 12GB of RAM and four hard drives in RAID10 to offer minimal downtime and quality support.

They recently merged with AmpleHosting.co.za.

10. Mweb

MWEB was founded in 1997 and is one of the biggest internet service providers in South Africa. They are well known for their uncapped ADSL.

They now offer broadband, voice, hosting and related services.

They currently serve 350 000 clients. Web hosting packages starts from R59/pm.

11. HostKing

Hostking is a hosting company based in Cape Town that offers both Linux and Windows hosting. Founded in 2011. Their mission is dedicated to provide the most affordable world-class web hosting in South Africa accompanied by 24/7 email and chat support.

They guarantee uptime of 99.9%. They have a wide variety of hosting offers available and I’m glad to say that their website offers a ton of information.

Their web hosting packages starts from R0/month for 500MB disk space.

12. SmartWeb

Smartweb offers 24/7 tech support and was originally created because they were fed up with the hosting customer service in South Africa. They offer lightning fast and reliable web hosting experience.

They offer Shared Hosting, SSL Certificates, Managed WordPress, Reseller Hosting, Website Builder and more.

13. AmpleHosting

Ample Hosting is a company specialising in hosting, recently it got merged with HostAfrica. They are based in Pietermaritzburg and have been in operation for more than 8 years. They pride themselves in that they spend more than other hosting companies on quality hardware and support services.

They offer site builder, shared web hosting, Reseller Hosting, dedicated server hosting and more…

Their web hosting packages starts from R49/month.

14. Cybersmart

Cybersmart was incorporated in the year 1998 with an aim of providing best internet and website hosting services for the people of South Africa. In order to ensure optimal performances from all their servers, they decided to host them locally.

Optimal performance, in this case, relates to better connectivity and high speed. Web applications like Joomla, WordPress, Magento, Drupal etc are easily compatible with the server. Besides website hosting Cybersmart provides services like capped ADSL, uncapped ADSL, cloud hosting, light speed internet and fiber optic internet.

15. Axxess

Franco Barbalich incorporated Axxess in the year 1997 from his one bedroom flat with an intention to provide best internet services to the people of South Africa. The company grew steadily and this allowed them to add few more products like website hosting, hardware sales etc between the year 2000 and 2006.

Axxess offers ample of options when it comes to website hosting. You can choose from various packages in Linux, Windows and cloud hosting. Axxess boasts of ultrafast website hosting, 24/7 customer support and state of art technology.

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