Web Hosting Reviews South Africa



Absolute Hosting

Absolute Hosting offers great quality hosting with a superb network backed up by a knowledgeable support team. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a host in South Africa.

The one thing I personally dislike is the Support Credit system (it might be good value for a specific use case). Their normal support tickets work wonders, the replies are very quick already and all staff members I have dealt with are friendly and knowledgeable!

Well done Absolute Hosting team!
Shout out to the Absolute Hosting team for moving my failing dedicated server to new hardware, over a weekend. Excellent service, with professional and confidence inspiring support.

I don't often relegate control of my services to someone else, but the Absolute Hosting guys make everything a little less anxious with their professional and supportive attitude.

Good job!
Very helpful support staff. Quick turnaround time on queries. Have hosted 2 sites/emails with them and am very happy with their service.
Worst VPS provider, DO NOT USE! Suspended my account after 1 day, Then Terminated it, no Refund, They even deleted my user profile, What a complete waste of time! Stay away!
We were exploring moving to a new hosting provider specifically for the purpose of optimised WordPress hosting at an affordable price as our previous hosting provider, although offering really decent support, prices and hosting, could not assist us in improving our Google PageSpeed Insights results which always gave the feedback of needing to improve the server response time for our website, despite the actual powerful optimisation plugins being used on our website.

Boy oh boy are we glad we discovered Absolute Hosting! From the moment we migrated our website hosting to their WordPress optimised hosting service our website page loading speed went through the roof and Google PageSpeed Insights is loving it - especially with the recent roll out of Google's Core Web Vitals! It must be mentioned that we subscribed to their boosted WordPress optimised hosting service and we highly recommend you spend that little bit extra (which is still very affordable) if you want to give your website, or your clients' websites, amazing results with Google PageSpeed Insights - it's so worth it and you won't be disappointed.

As for the customer support we cannot speak highly enough of the incredible and prompt support team who have been assisting us from even before we decided to sign up as a hosting client and were making initial inquiries. We don't subscribe to their premium support service - which we have seen been criticised quite harshly in some reviews shouting at them that their premium support service is some kind of cheeky money making practice - our support experience with the support team has honestly left us wondering why on earth would we need to subscribe to their premium support service because their "standard" support service has been exceptional - we always receive same day replies and solutions to anything we request support for. It's also important to mention that we are not tech educated people and the Absolute Hosting support team have always been happy to jump in and assist us to sort out any technical challenges we have faced with regard to the 'backend' of hosting and website services where tech savvy pros really know what's going on - this is invaluable to us because we can just enjoy focussing on building and designing WordPress websites knowing that the Absolute Hosting support team are always ready and willing to dive in and sort out any technical challenges we may come across with an efficient and friendly spirit.

Over the last few weeks since joining Absolute Hosting we have enjoyed speedy, friendly and patient support from Rhio G, Kyle B & Jade B - they are our soopa heros! Thanks to our experience with you guys we will be moving all of our other websites and domains to your services moving forward.

Sign up to Absolute Hosting if you are looking for amazing and affordable website hosting with the added bonus of an exceptional support team - it will be one of the best decisions you ever make for your website performance and your peace of mind knowing that the support team are always just one click away from sorting out any challenges you might face. Oh yes - and your wallet will love you too - you get a heck of a lot of bang for your buck with Absolute Hosting!

PS. This is not a paid review and we are in no way associated with Absolute Hosting except as a new hosting client. We felt it was only fair that we made as much effort writing our review as they have made supporting us!



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.

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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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