Top 5 Web Hosting Companies in South Africa

  By     |   April 13th, 2018

As we know, Web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosting service providers helps to host websites that developed by any individual or a Website Designing Company.

In today’s world, eCommerce websites are built in the latest technologies and platforms such as Magento, Woo commerce and Shopify etc. Magento Consulting Agency like Sagara Commerce provides web desiging and hosting the website with the help of such webhosting companies.

Now, Let’s get to know about the top 5 web hosting company in South Africa.

Grid Host

Established in 2009 by Doram Greenblat and Myron Salant, Grid Host quickly grew from a little startup into a dominant force within the hosting arena. In 2013,Grid Host become one of the top domain registers in South Africa.

Grid Host provides a wide range of hosting services such as Web Hosting, VPS Hosting, Business VPS Hosting, Reseller Hosting and .Net Web Hosting.
Grid Host guarantees you high security by keeping your data safe with world class SSLs and firewalls.

Grid Host offers 3 packages for web hosting.

Small: This is an ideal for small and simple websites that cost R39/month.

Medium: Provides with enough space to grow. This package is perfect for a medium-sized blog or website at R79/month.

Large: This is the perfect hosting package at R199/Month with free domain included.

Grid Host avails top web hosting service in both Linux and Windows platform having data centers in Houston, USA and Johannesburg South Africa.


Afrihost is one of the top Broadband, Web Hosting and Telecoms Service Provider in South Africa over 18 years.

Afrihost provides

• Linux Web Hosting
• Windows Web Hosting
• Cloud Web Hosting
• Enterprise Cloud Hosting
• Reseller Web Hosting
• Dedicated Web Hosting
• Rack Hosting

As a large hosting company Afrihost is known for helping lower broadband prices in South Africa by a huge margin. And the web hosting charge varies package to package. All Afrihost South African web servers are located at Johannesburg, South Africa.

Domains is a top class web hosting company based in South Africa, Offering world-class products at affordable prices. They provide both Web Hosting and Cloud Server Hosting as their primary service.


1. Lite:
This package has limited facilities for a lower cost R80/Month. Lite is recommended for small size websites. And it has 5 GB Disk space and 10 GB bandwidth.

2. Pro:
Pro version provides all features at R160/Month. It provides 10 GB Disk space and unlimited Bandwidth.

Domains provide everything needed for a website from domain registration to hosting it with full secured South African based data centers.


Hetzner is a South African web hosting company based in Cape Town since 1999. Today over 40000 customers trusting Hetzner as their web hosting partner.

Hetzner provides reliable, high performance for eCommerce business sites. MYSQL database is now upgraded to MARIADB with more features and
high performance PHP7 is available.

Hetzner Products include:

• Web Hosting
• Managed Servers
• Self-Managed Servers
• Colocation
• Custom Hosting Solutions
• Reseller Hosting

Shared Hosting Options are of 4 class starts with Basic Web Hosting at R99, R149 for Standard Hosting, R279 for Advanced Hosting and R439 for Master Web Hosting package in a monthly basis.
Choice of operating system

• Windows Server
• CentOS
• Ubundu
• Debian

Hetzner have Self-managed dedicated server environment located in South Africa with full root/administrator access and choice of Linux or Windows started from R995 per month.


Axxess is a South African based Networking and web hosting service provider offers 6 months free hosting for both Linux and Windows. Axxess started their service in 1997.

Axxess also provides cloud server hosting at an affordable price. They provide webhosting in both Linux and Windows.

They also provide Internet to sell & support simple & affordable ADSL, Fiber and Mobile Data services. Hence become South Africa’s biggest Internet provider consecutively for three times since 2015.

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