Web Africa is the latest Internet service provider to slash the cost of hosting websites in SA, introducing uncapped hosting options on shared servers starting at R19/month for 50MB of disk space and unlimited bandwidth.
Historically, hosting websites in SA has been significantly more expensive than in many overseas markets, prompting some companies — especially smaller businesses — to host their sites offshore.
Web Africa’s new offerings come hot on the heels of MWeb’s move to introduce uncapped hosting options, also starting at R19/month (free for a year to its fixed-line broadband customers).
The company’s new hosting products, called Nitro Unlimited, go up to a “pro” option offering 5GB of storage space, up to 500 e-mail accounts and unlimited bandwidth for R439/month.
The products are not aimed at large companies, which would require dedicated server hosting facilities, but rather at small businesses and individuals wanting to host a website.
The hosting products offer the choice of either Linux or Windows as the server operating environment and the option of hosting either locally or internationally for the same price. — Staff reporter, TechCentral