Getting your website to be viewed on the world web is as easy as signing up with a web host. Web hosts, or hosting companies handle all the technical bits while managing the web servers where your web files are kept. The hosting options range from shared CPanel to dedicated servers. With shared hosting, several websites are stored on a single physical server and therefore resources are shared among them. Dedicated servers on the other hand, host only one website at a time.Shared hosting is ideal when you’re just starting out. When traffic increases on your website, you can upgrade to a VPS or dedicated server plan.
Prices vary from company to company. Here’s a list of the companies offering the cheapest web hosting packages in South Africa:
If you’re a student or young developer, Paradigm Solutions has you sorted. They have a R4.16 per month hosting package best suited for a starter website. The package comes with one email account, 10mb storage and 100mb bandwidth.
2. Woza Africa
Your budget-friendly web host, Woza Africa comes with another student pack going for only R7.00 per month. With the plan you get one email account, 1GB storage and 1GB web traffic.
3. Webspace bar
For just R10 per month, you can get a starter web hosting package with Webspace bar. It comes with 50mb storage as well as unlimited email accounts and bandwidth.
HostKing also comes with a R12.00 per month hosting pack for starters. You get 1 email account, 1GB storage and unlimited bandwidth.
Frikkadel gives you their starter plan, dubbed ‘just the sauce’ at R12.00 per month. You get to enjoy unlimited email accounts, 100mb storage and unlimited bandwidth with this package.
Begginers in the web business can also try RSAWEB. Their starter pack, going for only R19.00 per month comes with 5 email accounts, 50mb storage and unlimited bandwidth.
With as little as R25, you can get a web hosting package with vehost. The package comes with 50 email accounts and 1GB storage.
At Afrihost, you get your website together with 50 email accounts, 200mb storage and 2GB bandwidth at just R39.00 per month.
MGHosting offers their starter package at only R40.00 per month. This package comes with2GB storage as well as unlimited email accounts, sub-domains and bandwidth.