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Thread: Web hosting - why pay more for South African

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    Default Web hosting - why pay more for South African

    I'm shopping around for Web hosting. I don't need anything huge (1 gig should suffice) and would like good access speeds.

    Company 1. (US) Anhosting
    Disk Space - 300 GB (300 times what I need)
    Bandwidth - 3,000 GB
    Hosting Cost - $6.95/month (That's around R42 a month)

    Company 2. (RSA) (they're all pretty much the same)
    Disk Space - 1 GB
    Bandwidth - 1,000 GB
    Hosting Cost - R300.00

    Why is this. What am I missing. Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
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    Why is this. What am I missing. Please explain.
    One word: Telkodemonopolies.

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    I have 3 sites with WebOnline, they start from R15... damn expensive yanks

    edit: never saw the 1GB requirement! woth a look at their pricing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
    I'm shopping around for Web hosting. I don't need anything huge (1 gig should suffice) and would like good access speeds.

    Company 1. (US) Anhosting
    Disk Space - 300 GB (300 times what I need)
    Bandwidth - 3,000 GB
    Hosting Cost - $6.95/month (That's around R42 a month)

    Company 2. (RSA) (they're all pretty much the same)
    Disk Space - 1 GB
    Bandwidth - 1,000 GB
    Hosting Cost - R300.00

    Why is this. What am I missing. Please explain.
    Are they both on US servers? Can't imaging a 1000 GB bandwidth allowance on a local server.

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    They have to be..


    There is no ways an SA hosted site could get a Terabyte of transfer for R300...
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    Are the guys in the US offering the same services and extras (if any) that the SA guys are offering.

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    have a look here:
    http://www.winhost.co.za/

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    I would recommend texo

    www.texo.co.za
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana Loaf 007 View Post
    Are the guys in the US offering the same services and extras (if any) that the SA guys are offering.
    Usually far more services and extras - unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, huge bandwidth and storage, etc. A good place to check user experiences with different hosts are the webhostingtalk.com forums. I've been with site5.com (USA) for 3 or so years now, before that locally (Hetzner). Hosting locally means your pages load much faster (assuming you're in SA, that is), but you pay far more, and get far less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teraside View Post
    I would recommend texo

    www.texo.co.za
    I dont see a price anywhere on the site

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris860911 View Post
    I dont see a price anywhere on the site
    You need to click more information at the bottom

    The all in one is R40 per month, the blogger is R20 per month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teraside View Post
    You need to click more information at the bottom

    The all in one is R40 per month, the blogger is R20 per month.
    Huh. Staring me in the face. Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by teraside View Post
    I would recommend texo

    www.texo.co.za
    seconded x 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    seconded x 10
    Whoa. Thats like 20

    I am only concerned about the PHP vs ASP.NET tho. I'm a fan of .NET
    But it seems like a solid no-nonsense company. Good find. Didn't see them on Google search

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    The main reason is that the site must be accessable to international users, and until november if i understand it correctly, Telkom has the monopoly on the Outgoing circuit, which they are charging sevral times more for. Therfore, it costs local ISP's sevral times more per GB of bandwidth for international users to access local sites then a local user accessing a local or international site.

    "One word: Telkodemonopolies." is the answer

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