Web Hosting Reviews South Africa



Absolute Hosting

Fantastic billing support here, though I can't say anything about the service itself because I just haven't used it.

At the cusp of the cPanel-to-DirectAdmin jump, Absolute Hosting had a trial period of 3 months available with any plan. I signed up, intending to try it out, but never got round to it and forgot about its existence (hence can't comment on the service itself :P)

Cut to months later, mailbox neglect and 'Oh god I owe this company R6000+ for hosting I haven't used yet'. Considering the service was rendered and available I was definitely responsible here, but reached out to Absolute Hosting billing to see whether I could avoid such a high (mind you, justified) bill.

First (and only necessary) response was from an agent named Kyle, who had at this point already canceled invoices due and closed my account. Whew!

To quote Kyle: "We believe that ethnics and fairness toward our clients is very important and hope you will perhaps decide to make use of our services in the future."

Excellent stuff, can wholeheartedly recommend just based on this experience. Quality of service can be improved and accounted for, but this level of customer obsession is spectacular. Thanks Kyle and Absolute Hosting!
I am very pleased with the prompt response to questions I have. They still answered my question every time. Keep it up please!
Terrible service. Terrible set up. Worst user experience, ever! If you like to acutely struggle getting simple things done, then this is the ISP for you. They will drive you up the wall, guaranteed. If you, like me, are in a perpetual hurry to get things done, then this ISP/Hosting Company will most certainly excel at slowing you down. You will not get anything done quickly with this company. Steer clear!

At least this was MY experience. Their service and systems are cheap for a reason, in my humble opinion.

If it was at all possible to post this review with ZERO stars, that would be my most accurate preferred rating.
The Best Hosting from email hosting, to WordPress hosting, all the way to servers. Absolute Hosting's support is 100% on point, I had a massive issue with my website and they fixed it within the time they said it will be fixed, they are the hosting you will need guarantee you that.

No other hosting's needed from any other company from now on.

The prices is really affordable a freelancers dream!
Being a freelance web applications developer, I only want to give my clients the best! That means infrastructure that is safe and secure and support when needed. Clients have very challenging high demands, that changes and differs with each individual dynamic business. This and more I have found at Absolute Hosting.

Sent Absolute Hosting an email with my (very technical) requirements, and was answered professionally what I needed to know and more! Even recommendations on which SSL certificates would be recommended!

This was sent the morning of 22 April 2019, a public holiday, and before 20h00 got a detailed email which answered my questions and more!

Jade B, thank you for your awesome and positive reply, not telling me what could not be done, but how it CAN INDEED BE DONE!

Other Hosting companies in South Africa had such a snotty reply that was really uncalled for!

This is the kind of service every hosting company needs and they all can really learn from Jade and his positive can-do attitude.
I am looking forward in doing business with my new favorite hosting company that is going to kick sand in other provider’s eyes!

Have a look out for this top hosting company.

Will definitely recommend them to anyone any day.

I am looking forward doing business with Absolute Hosting!



Best cPanel Web Hosting Packages

The best cpanel web hosting packages for your budget


cPanel SSD SILVER

R9/Month

  • 150 MB Storage
  • cPanel Web Hosting Control Panel
  • SuperFast SSD Powered Servers
  • 1 Domain
  • 10 Email Accounts
  • No MySQL Databases
  • One Click Installs with Softalicious
  • Free Web Site SSL Certificate
  • 1 FTP Account
  • No Addon Domains
  • No Parked Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

cPanel SSD OSMIUM

R49/Month

  • 2000 MB Storage
  • Free Co.Za Domain Name*
  • cPanel Web Hosting Control Panel
  • SuperFast SSD Powered Servers
  • 5 Domains
  • 100 Email Accounts
  • 10 MySQL Databases
  • One Click Installs with Softalicious
  • Free Web Site SSL Certificate
  • 5 FTP Accounts
  • 5 Parked Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth



Best Windows Web Hosting 

Most affordable and value packed Windows Web Hosting for your budget




WINDOWS SSD SILVER

R9/Month

  • 150 MB Storage
  • Windows Web Hosting Control Panel
  • SuperFast M.2 SSD Powered Servers
  • 1 Domain
  • 10 Email Accounts
  • No MsSQL Databases
  • No MySQL Databases
  • 1 FTP Account
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

WINDOWS SSD PALLADIUM

R19/Month

  • 750 MB Storage
  • Free Co.Za Domain Name*
  • Windows Web Hosting Control Panel
  • SuperFast M.2 SSD Powered Servers
  • 5 Domains
  • 30 Email Accounts
  • 5 MsSQL Databases
  • 5 MySQL Databases
  • 5 FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

WINDOWS SSD OSMIUM

R49/Month

  • 2000 MB Storage
  • Free Co.Za Domain Name*
  • Windows Web Hosting Control Panel
  • SuperFast M.2 SSD Powered Servers
  • 5 Domains
  • 100 Email Accounts
  • 10 MsSQL Databases
  • 10 MySQL Databases
  • 5 FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

BRAGGING RIGHTS!

A few good reasons why our clients think we offer the Best Web Hosting in South Africa



Standard Features included with every Web Hosting Package

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SuperFast SSD Web Hosting

Our SuperMicro powered enterprise servers have been loaded with SuperFast SSD Hard drives to provide you with optimal website performance. SSD hard drives provide up to 5x the speed of traditional hard drives, and M.2 SSD hard drives which are available in our Windows Hosting Servers provide up to 25x the speed of traditional hard drives, or 5x the speed over standard SSD.

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cPanel Features

cPanel hosting & cPanel Reseller Hosting is undoubtedly the most popular web hosting control panel available for Linux Web Hosting in South Africa and its without any surprise. cPanel works so darn well as a control panel and provides users with an array of tools to get them up and running with minimal expertise of the net. WordPress + Joomla + Drupal + WHMCS and many more can be installed with only a few clicks – no messing around with file uploads and databases.

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Windows Web Hosting

Windows hosting is our favorite hosting platform though we have to admit that this a biased opinion considering that we’ve spent more than a decade providing our clients with Windows Web Hosting and Windows Reseller Hosting Every Windows web hosting package includes solidcp which allows you to manage your hosting packages from a web based control panel. With SolidCP you’re able to create and manage email accounts on our Secure SmarterMail servers, create and manage MySQL + MS SQL Databases, create and manage FTP accounts + more

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Expert Web Hosting Support

We’re always here to help you & provide expert web hosting support via extensive knowledge base + live chat + telephonic support and ticket / email support. Telephonic and live chat support is available from 9AM – 4PM during business hours. Ticket / email support is available from 7AM – 10PM Weekdays with limited support over weekends, long weekends and public holidays. Our extensive knowledge base provides you with more than 300 video tutorials and guided walk through’s to assist with the most common issues.

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Secure Hosting Environment

Your security comes first! At Absolute Hosting we employ multiple security measures to ensure that your website + email + data remain as secure as possible. All web servers provide support for 2048 bit encryption + active monitoring. Our mail servers include support for web mail via SSL, TLS + SSL support for IMAP, POP + SMTP. IDS Protection (brute force prevention) is provided on all cPanel Servers and SmarterMail servers. The Absolute Hosting website, client service area and control panels all provide Extended Validation SSL encryption.

robot support

We Employ Robots

Robots and AI would be super cool but then we’d be missing that personal touch that makes us stand out from the crowd. Our highly automated systems provide real time interaction with all online services and external providers to provide you with real time delivery of services. Day to day upgrading your account or ordering new services are completely automated. In addition other services such as domain registrations, renewals and transfers are performed in real time with active monitoring of each transaction. Our SuperMicro dedicated servers provide you with automated installations, server reboots and hardware monitoring.

owned infrastructure

Owned Hosting Infrastructure

Absolute Hosting owns the infrastructure that it provisions services onto. Unlike other hosting providers who resell services to their clients, we own, manage and build our infrastructure to provide you with Enterprise Hosting Facilities. Owning our infrastructure and hardware means that we have an intimate level of understanding of the services that are provided and are able to ensure that you always receive the best service.

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Secure & Convenient Payment

We take the hassle out of paying for your services by allowing to choose from a variety of payment methods + prepayment terms. When purchasing a web hosting package or dedicated server from Absolute Hosting you can choose between monthly payment, semi-annual or annual payments. We provide secure credit card payments via two payment gateway providers, instant eft services and standard bank eft.

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Automated Upgrades

Upgrade your web hosting package at any time from within the client service area. Our automated systems facilitate real time upgrades and allow you to upgrade your hosting services without any requests. Simply log into the client service area and upgrade to the next available hosting package with a few simple steps.

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