The high bandwidth costs associated with local hosting services have been blamed as the main reason for the high number of South African websites being hosted overseas. International hosting costs are typically far more affordable than local services, especially when it comes to high bandwidth usage.
While international hosting bandwidth prices are likely to remain significantly more affordable than in South Africa for the foreseeable future, local bandwidth pricing is starting to drop.
Hetzner is the latest company to cut the price of its hosting bandwidth tariff. The company announced today that the price for bandwidth over-usage to their Managed Dedicated customers will be reduced from R0.09 per MB to R0.05 per MB – an affective price cut of 44%. The hosting provider’s Web Hosting Business clients will also enjoy a significant price cut: from the previous R0.19 per MB to R0.12 per MB.
“Hetzner is committed to reducing costs for our customers, passing on cost-saving benefits wherever possible,” said Hetzner MD Hans Wencke. “By way of example, customers that previously paid R270 for 3 GB of additional traffic over and above the 5 GB quota, will now only pay R150.”
Wencke added that Hetzner will credit all customers that paid for their additional traffic bundle in advance.
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