Local hosting at R 11 per GB

Local Internet Service Provider (ISP) Web Africa has migrated its hosting service to their new network, offering significantly more value to its customers.  As of December 15th, hosting disk space will increase by up to 400%, while traffic increases by up to a massive 700%. Traffic will be coming in at R20 per GB on the lower to mid range packages and dropping to as low as R11 per GB on the higher end packages.

The new prices offer up to five times more capacity than the current packages in South Africa. According to the company the new pricing models are expected to change the face of local web hosting by bringing content and bandwidth back to South Africa.

According to CEO Matthew Tagg, this was possible because of the ISP’s development of its own network, which led to Web Africa becoming a Tier 1 provider.  “These substantial efficiencies are only possible because of our new network. As promised, we have brought about the hosting efficiency increases as one of the first changes and have passed these savings on to our customers,” he says.

According to Tagg Web Africa’s new network is offering lower ping times and faster throughput than the previous network, ensuring that their customers’ sites load faster than before.

Web Africa will further reshape its reseller model to make it more sustainable and affordable for its partners.  Current packages will be put on hold, and resellers will be given the opportunity to migrate to the new model. New package logistics are currently being developed, and will be implemented in March 2010.

“We are delighted to be able to provide a local web hosting offering that can compete on a global level,” says Tagg.  “By choosing Web Africa, companies are hosting their content in a carrier-neutral environment, thanks to our data centre partner, Teraco. This offers even greater levels of reliability and redundancy for our hosting environment and allows us to focus on core competencies. Furthermore it means the start of local peering which will allow us to bring better value to customers in the new year.”

“Soon we will migrate our ADSL service to our new network, with better value packages which are planned for February next year,” Tagg added.

Web Africa Windows Hosting
Package Price Disk Space Traffic
Micro Plus R 40 50 MB 2 GB
Basic R 80 200 MB 5 GB
Standard R 137 1 GB 10 GB
Elite R 251 2 GB 20 GB
Corporate R 456 4 GB 40 GB
Platinum R 889 8 GB 80 GB
Over usage   50c/MB 5c/MB
Linux Hosting
Basic R 50 100 MB 3 GB
Standard R 100 250 MB 6 GB
Elite R 150 750 MB 12 GB
Corporate R 300 2 GB 25 GB
Platinum R 600 5 GB 55 GB
Over usage   50c/MB 5c/MB

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