Which package should I choose?
It depends on your needs. If you’re just starting out or want to test some development ideas, try our X Small package; if you need something more powerful, then we have a number of options with increasingly sophisticated features leading all the way to our X Large package.
VPS vs the rest
Shared hosting runs on shared virtual resources, and there are no dedicated RAM or CPU allocations. As your site grows, you may encounter performance issues because your website and database require more system resources. This is where Virtual Private Servers come in.
VPS offers you dedicated virtual resources, including your own storage space, vCPU, RAM and bandwidth. By taking advantage of these resources, you optimise your application and enjoy improved performance and greater stability
Disk space, RAM and system resources
There are several factors to consider. One is that you can always upgrade should you reach the limits of your package. Another is that the operating system that you choose to install will take up space on your VPS. Because of this, Windows Server is ideally suited to our Large package and above.
When it comes to RAM, the basic rule is: the more you have, the better – obviously within reason! This is because RAM is the fast, short-term memory available for your operating system, programmes and processes. More RAM means better performance.
And, as with desktop computers, access to more CPUs will give you faster and greater processing power.
Looking for extras? Here is a detailed list of additional options that can be added to any of our Virtual Server Packages:
|CentOS 6.5||First Install Free|
|CentOS 7.0||First Install Free|
|Ubuntu 14.04||First Install Free|
|Ubuntu 16.04||First Install Free|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard||R349/mo|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard||R349/mo|
|Windows Server 2016 Standard||R349/mo|
|Static IP add-on (VPS)||R50/mo + R150.00 Setup Fee|
|Storage - SATA 50 GB||R50/mo|
|Storage - SATA 100 GB||R100/mo|
|Storage - SATA 200 GB||R150/mo|
|Storage - SATA 300 GB||R200/mo|
|Storage - SATA 500 GB||R250/mo|
|5 RDP CALS||R285/month|
|MS SQL Server Version||Description||Details|
|2008 R2 Web||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R175/mo|
|2008 R2 Standard||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R2,799/mo|
|2012 Web||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R175/mo|
|2012 Standard||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R2,799/mo|
|2014 Web||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R175/mo|
|2014 Standard||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R2,799/mo|
|2016 Web||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R175/mo|
|2016 Standard||2 core Licence Pack - a minimum of 4 licences is required||R2,799/mo|
We offer the highest standards of security both at the data centre and on our network, making your VPS package extremely safe.
Like things fast? Your locally hosted VPS package will have low latency and fast network access.
We've sourced a generous offering to provide commercial-grade cloud hosting at affordable prices.
Get into your dedicated server anywhere, at any time, with SSH and RDP access.
We operate 365 days a year! Our expert technical support agents are always here to help you troubleshoot and resolve any issues – simply call, live chat, email or leave us a message.
We'll have you online in no time! No forms and no faxes – simply sign up online or call us. We offer simplified billing, easy terms and no contracts. Plus, you can pay upfront for up to a 20% discount!
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate ensures an extra layer of security if you are developing an application that deals with personal or payment information.
We host you locally in our high-security data centre to ensure high uptime and reliability.
VPS offers you computing resources at a lower price when compared to dedicated servers, which means that 'going virtual' will be more affordable for you or your business.
You can stop and start your VPS from our Customer Zone, making it easy for you to troubleshoot, and you will also have full remote and SSH access.
Part of our success is due to the fact that our web hosting has been designed to global best practices and delivers bank-grade security, complete with 24/7 monitoring, disaster recovery and light-speed connectivity. And in case something goes wrong, you can depend on us: our expert technical support team is on call every day of the year to ensure high uptime. If you ever need us, we're just a call, email or live chat away.
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We have decided to split into two separate businesses: Webafrica (Getting people online) and Gridhost (Getting people noticed online) to be more focused in giving you the attention you deserve.
So from now on, your hosting services will be managed by the same people from the same office providing the same services at the same price, all on the same top-notch technology, just with a new name, Gridhost.
If you want more details, please read this “not so short” message from our CEO regarding the split.
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