Best Web Hosting For Your Money - January 2023
We are getting close to the end of 2022. Hosting wise we had lots of price increases but with the rising inflation and other factors it's unfortunately something that was bound to happen.
However, there were no price increases since September so at least we've got that going for us.
If you are new to the guide. Here you will find my recommendations on web hosting in South Africa at different price points. I update the prices and write a new guide every 2 months.
If you wish to skip the article and rather compare the prices yourself, just click on the following button:
There are 20 companies listed in this month's guide. To visit any of them just click on the following links:
- Stallion Hosting
Linux Shared HostingCheapest of the Cheap: Webspacebar - 50MB Direct Admin - R5
Ideal for a small website. Should you want more space then you can just move up to a bigger package. There's a website builder included so if you want to make a quick site and host it for cheap then you don't get better than this.Best Low Cost Value for Money: Webspacebar - 1GB Direct Admin - R25
If the previous package is too small for you then for R20 a month more you'll have enough for most sites. I like recommending Webspacebar because they have good support.One Site With Everything Unlimited: Elitehost - Unlimited - R45
Now if space is a real concern then Elitehost's package offer unlimited space for another R20 more. Within fair use of course.Best Business Package: 1-grid - Large - R249
However, if you are hosting the site for a business and SEO is important then you want speed and you probably want to host it at one of the biggest hosts in South Africa. Fast and perfect for bigger, higher priority sites.
Windows Shared Hosting
This is for the .NET hosting. It's offered less and less however. However this site is a .NET application.
Hosting Web is hosted on Winity. For those interested in a cheap overseas Windows virtual machine.Cheapest of the Cheap (Windows Edition): Afrihost - .NET Bronze Home - R69
It's really crazy that this is the cheapest option available currently. You do get 1GB storage space and 25 email accounts however.Best Windows Hosting Deal: 1-grid - .NET Medium - R149
If you are hosting a bussiness or high priority site then this is the package I would go for. 10GB SSD storage and unlimited emails and traffic.
General AwardsCheapest Domain: Frikkadel - .co.za - R75
You don't get cheaper .co.za domains than here. You can always pay a little bit more and get their cheaper hosting too.
Web Host of the MonthHOSTAFRICA
I'm sticking with HOSTAFRICA this month. Their growth has been incredible and they are very popular. Every time I've had to deal with their support, everything went smoothly. They aren't the cheapest but you get what you pay for.
We are reaching the end of the year and I don't know about you, but I can definitely do with a break.
Hopefully this guide was of some help to you. The guide will be out end of January.