Dreaming of your new online space?
The options are limitless! Start now – secure website hosting for your business with us.
Choose Your Web Hosting Package
Our packages are perfect for your WordPress or Joomla website. With instant activation and all-year-round support, your website will be up and running in no time.
- Unlimited Traffic Welcome as many visitors to your website as you like. Unlimited Traffic means we do not set a quota limit.
- Unlimited Email Accounts Short for electronic mail, email is defined as the transmission of messages over communications networks. An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered.
- Unlimited MySQL Databases MySQL is an open source database required by many forums and other database driven programs to run.
- Includes cPanel Easy to use control panel giving access to all the hosting features and settings you need.
Which Is Right For Me?
Linux vs .Net
Making this decision depends on what functionality you require, rather than whether you currently use Linux or Windows on your computer. cPanel is an easy-to-use administration interface used on Linux hosting, and WebsitePanel is used on .Net hosting; Linux is perfect for PHP and MySQL, while Windows is best for ASP .NET and MS SQL.
Our Small Package
This package has been designed to accommodate a basic database website. If you’re considering running a small blog (WordPress) or want to install a database to store or retrieve information, then this package has your name on it.
Our Small and Medium Packages
If you need your website to store and retrieve information, then you’ll need a database. Complete with SQL databases, our Medium and Large packages are perfect for sites such as directories, e-commerce websites and forums.
How much disk space and traffic do I need?
2 GB: Best for small websites or individual email accounts. 2 GB is also enough to start your first simple website.
5 GB: With enough space to grow, 5 GB is what you’ll need for an average-sized blog or website.
Unlimited: Recommended for larger websites and ideal if you host lots of images, documents and other media.
Traffic: This is the amount of content and media that your site displays to visitors. The more people who find and use your website, the more traffic (or bandwidth) you need. Our Medium and Large packages come with unlimited traffic.
Web Hosting Features
Here is a detailed list of all the features that come with our Hosting Packages.
|Web server features||Details|
|Mod_Rewrite URL Rewriting||Yes|
|Custom Error Pages||Yes|
|Web-Based Control Panel||cPanel|
|Add-ons and Overages||Details|
|Dedicated IP Address||R300/year per IP Address|
|Dedicated IP Address Limit||1|
|Backup Retrieval (per hour)||R300|
|Prepayment Period||Minimum 1 Month in Advance|
|Disk Space Overages Per MB||R0.50|
Why we’re better Than the Competition
Whether it’s affordable web hosting or unlimited email addresses you want, we aim to please. And if you ask our customers what they love most about our service, chances are they’ll tell you all about how great our support team is.
Security & Backup
Security is one of our main priorities. Therefore, our web servers have state-of-the-art software and firewall applications that keep your data safe from prying eyes. We also have backup generators to ensure that we never lose your data.
Our no-strings-attached policy offers pay-as-you-go monthly packages that can be cancelled at any time. Please note that, if you do decide to cancel, the service will be terminated at the end of your current billing period.
30-day Money-back Guarantee
At Gridhost we guarantee our services 100%. So, if for some reason you are not entirely delighted with the service you receive, we will refund your money. Please note we will not refund your domain, only your hosting package.
Free Setup & Rapid Activation
We’ll have you online in no time: no forms, no contracts, no setup fees and no faxes – just sign up online. Plus, you can pay upfront for up to a 20% discount!
Safe & Secure
Local hosting at our high-security data centre means backup generators, high uptime and complete peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included?
Our simple 1-click installs for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and other content management systems means building your website is a piece of cake.
And with our hosting control panel, you’ll have no trouble managing your website once it’s up and running. cPanel will allow you to easily set up emails, add additional domains, restore your website and so much more.
How do I get a website?
There are a number of ways. You could do it yourself or you could use a web designer and developer, which can be very expensive.
At gridhost we have 2 options for you: design your own website using our easy-to-use website builder or let us take it off your hands and design it for you. Our website design team will do it all, from writing SEO-friendly content and designing your dream website to setting up a Facebook Business page for you – all from just R599/month.
You’ll also need a domain name to point to your website; at gridhost, we will give you one for free when signing up for a web design package!
What if I want to upgrade, downgrade or cancel?
You can upgrade or downgrade your web hosting package at any time simply by logging into your Customer Zone and choosing your new hosting package. Upgrades are instant; downgrades are activated at month end, if initiated before the 20th of that month.
And since there are no contracts, if you decide to cancel your shared hosting service it will be terminated at the end of your current billing period – it’s as simple as that.
How reliable is Gridhost?
gridhost is a proudly South African company with 1000s of satisfied customers and an excellent reputation as one of the country’s top hosting service providers.
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.
Why am I on the gridhost website and not on Webafrica?
Do not click away, there’s a simple answer!
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.
Click Here to log into your gridhost customer zone (Your login details from Webafrica will remain the same)