South African web hosting price comparison – Hetzner vs Afrihost

To open a basic web hosting company is easy – get a dedicated server, build a website with a few shared hosting options, and start promoting your products.

However, to offer a top-quality service which scales when you have thousands of domains is far more challenging.

There are two South African hosting companies which are synonymous with excellent service levels and customer centricity – Hetzner and Afrihost.

Both companies have been in business for two decades and their high customer satisfaction levels saw them grow into hosting powerhouses.

These companies offer a wide range of shared hosting and dedicated server plans, aimed at both consumers and businesses.

To see how these hosting plans stack up against each other, MyBroadband did a basic hosting price comparison.

To measure the value offered by Hetzner and Afrihost, we also added hosting packages from other prominent ISPs.

The results of this comparison are below.

Hosting comparison

Linux Shared Web Hosting Comparison
Company Storage Traffic DBs Monthly Price
Axxess 5GB Unlimited 25 R59
Afrihost 3GB Unlimited 5 R59
Vox 4GB Unlimited 7 R76
Hetzner 5GB Unlimited 5 R99
RSAWeb 3GB Unlimited 20 R279
Axxess 10GB Unlimited 100 R109
Afrihost 10GB Unlimited 100 R109
Hetzner 10GB Unlimited 10 R149
Axxess 25GB Unlimited 250 R159
Afrihost 20GB Unlimited 200 R175
Vox 20GB Unlimited 20 R192
Hetzner 20GB Unlimited 40 R439
Managed Dedicated Servers
Server Specs Hetzner Afrihost
Web Traffic 500GB 4TB
CPU Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz
RAM 8GB ECC RAM 8GB DDR3 1,333MHz
HDD 500GB SSD 2 x 1TB
Monthly price R1,295 R1,370
Hetzner Afrihost
Web Traffic 1TB 8TB
CPU Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz
RAM 32GB ECC RAM 24GB DDR3 1,333MHz
HDD 1TB SSD 2 x 1TB
Monthly price R2,495 R2,470

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