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 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|
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 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. If you do decide to cancel, all you need to do is give us one calendar month’s notice.
Our network will be up and functioning 99.9% of the time per month. We believe a safety net of .1% every month allows us time for any repairs and unexpected events that may arise.
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.
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!
We've sourced a generous offering to provide commercial-grade hosting at affordable prices.
Local hosting at our high-security data centre means backup generators, high uptime and complete peace of mind.
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.
There are a number of ways: you could do it yourself or you could use a web designer and developer, which can become very expensive.
Here at Gridhost, we have 2 options for you - design your own 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 to designing your dream website to even 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 give you one for free!
You can upgrade or downgrade your web hosting package at any time simply by logging into your Client Area 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 want to cancel your shared hosting service then just give us a calendar month's notice – it's as simple as that.
Founded in 2009, Gridhost is a proud 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.
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.
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