RSAWeb has become the latest Internet service provider to offered uncapped hosting on shared computer servers, joining the likes of MWeb and Web Africa in offering the service.
The packages start at R19/month for a product offering 20 e-mail accounts, 50MB of Web space and unlimited traffic, although no access to a database. At the high end, RSAWeb is providing accounts with 1 000 e-mail addresses, 40 databases, 4GB of Web space and unlimited traffic for R429/month.
Its existing customers will be automatically upgraded to the uncapped hosting packages, says MD Rob Gilmour. “We want to encourage customers to host with local companies instead of overseas,” he says.
“There’s no reason why SA companies shouldn’t be able to get the same quality and value.”
Until now, many home users and small businesses have chosen to host their websites overseas because of costs and bandwidth limitations.
Hosting locally should translate into faster websites and lower latency, or network lag, for browsers. — Staff reporter, TechCentral