South-Africa2If you’re an affiliate doing business in South Africa there are many places where you can get a hosting account. For instance, you can always sign up to one of the worldwide hosting brands, like HostGator. However, it’s often better to get a hosting account from a company that’s based in the country where your target market is.

For South African affiliates, servers located in the country will provide better user experience (faster load times), and local IPs will also have a head start in Google.

What follows is a roundup of the top hosting providers for South African iGaming affiliates.

Hetzner

Hetzner is the leader in the South African web hosting space. They offer a range of services, like: shared hosting, dedicated servers, managed servers, and custom hosting solutions.

The most basic plan can be bought for R99 ($12) per month. It will give you access to 1GB of disk space, 20GB of bandwidth, 5 MySQL databases, 100 POP mailboxes, and the possibility to host 10 domains.

Getting a more expanded plan will cost you R279 ($34) per month, and you’ll get 3GB of disk space, 50GB of bandwidth, 20 databases, 500 mailboxes and the possibility to host up to 50 domains.

Web Africa

Web Africa is not only about hosting. They also offer a range of other services, like: ADSL connections, email marketing services (newsletter management, promotions, email distribution), and there are also reseller packages for people who want to partner with Web Africa.

Their shared hosting plans start at R19 ($2.3) per month. For this price you get 750MB of disk space, 750MB of bandwidth, 5 email inboxes, and the possibility to host 1 domain.

More advanced packages can be bought for R79 ($10) per month – 5GB of disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, and unlimited email inboxes.

Afrihost

Afrihost offers a big range of services an online entrepreneur might need. For instance: domain registration, hosting packages, ADSL connections, reseller packages, internet anti-virus, SEO optimizations, backups, and more.

When it comes to hosting, you can choose from plans such as: entry level basic shared hosting, pro shared hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, and rack hosting.

The entry level package can be bought for an impressive R9 ($1) per month. That price will get you 300MB of bandwidth, 300MB of disk space, and 5 email accounts.

The pro hosting plans start at R65 ($8) per month. This will give you 4GB of bandwidth, 4GB of disk space, 500 email accounts, and a range of other features.

5ITE

5ITE offers two kinds of hosting solutions. The first one is the standard shared hosting. The second one is called “tailored hosting.” This tailored hosting is where you get to choose the amount of disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, and other parameters you need. Then 5ITE tells you how much something like this would cost.

When it comes to shared hosting, the prices start at $9.95 per month, which gets you: 5GB of disk space, 50GB of bandwidth, 50 email accounts, and the possibility to host up to 50 websites.

Synergy Hosting

Synergy Hosting has both Linux and Windows hosting packages. They offer spam and virus filtering, web stats, and support via phone and email.

The basic hosting package (Linux) starts at R99 ($12) per month. It gives you access to 50MB of disk space, 500MB of bandwidth, and 10 email inboxes.

That’s all for the list for now. However, if you feel that you want to sign up to a more globally recognized company, you can choose Site5. They are well-known for offering quality hosting packages with servers located all over the world, in places like: the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, India, Singapore, and Brazil.


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