Welcome to Hosting Help

We have gathered information on South African web hosting and put it in one place. Hosting Help is a place where you can:

  • Compare web hosting packages
  • Review and rate web hosting companies or providers (have your say), and
  • Find the hosting package or hosting service provider that suits you.

We also try and keep up to date on topical issues relating to web hosting and specifically hosting in South Africa.

Hetzner gives all hosting packages UNLIMITED traffic

For a long time the issue with local hosting has been the potential exposure to the risk of data overruns; if you go over quota as a result of a DOS attack or something you suddenly have a huge hosting bill at the end of the month.

Gridhost Hosting Package Upgrades & Reseller Packages

Gridhost has just updated their hosting packages with some nice upgrades, including a 50% increase in hosting disk space and bandwidth on local hosting packages.

In addition to the package updates they have launched reseller hosting on servers in South Africa starting at R389.95 for

  • 25 domains
  • 40 Gigs bandwidth
  • 25 Gigs of storage

Hetzner Data Over-usage Charges Lowered and Increased Allowances

Hetzner announced yesterday that their bandwidth allowances were dropping, which is great news for anyone on their hosting packages. It must be tough when you have a lot of clients paying you on data overages to then drop that revenue away, so why do it? Perhaps MWEB's uncapped strategy is starting to pay off for MWEB, are Hetzner starting to see some client loss?

MWEB Launches Local Virtual Hosting (VPS) Offering

In 2010 we heard rumours and then heard direct from MWEB that they were working on and testing a virtual server hosting offering (VPS).

If you look around you will find a number of local hosting companies ostensibly offering VPS, but for the most part they are reselling the services of international VPS services. So MWEB are not the first to market with VPS but certainly one of the first.