AfriHost review

This review cover a general impression of webhosting features like support, data center, price, control panel & more. Brand #3496, listed from 2006.


About AfriHost

Afrihost is a company dedicated to delivering Internet Solutions, including ADSL Broadband and State-of-the-art Web Hosting that truly delights our clients. Afrihost was formed in August of 2000 on the premise that we could deliver a service superior to the industry-norm.

Over the past 11 years we have discovered that in order to deliver a remarkable experience we need to have many systems in place that we never initially dreamt were necessary. We've consistently improved the Hosting, ADSL and Support we deliver and sincerely believe that we provide a superior service.

Having said that, we are continually working to improve our service levels. As with any business it takes hard work and experience to succeed. We have the experience and have learnt some lessons the painful way.

We’ve helped shape the broadband and hosting market over the past few years with exciting initiatives such as FREE ADSL, Double-your-Money-Back Guarantees and also 2-for-1 Topups, but we’ve got a lot more to come.

It is our goal to be more than just a company that provides you with Hosting or ADSL connectivity. Through our many value added services we include with all our packages we hope to provide each of our clients with the tools that will enable them to make their online experience Pure Internet Joy!

Why you should choose us

60 Day Double Your Money Back Guarantee

We are passionate about our services. We sincerely believe we're your best choice. If at any time in the first 60 days your web hosting does not live up to our promises and you choose to leave us we'll pay you DOUBLE your money back - no strings!

Our Track Record

We aim to delight all of our Clients with exceptional web hosting and over the top service. All our testimonials included were sent to us spontaneously by delighted clients - This is without a doubt the page that we are most proud of on our entire website!

We aim to Delight You with our Services

It's simple - your delight is our passion! We aim to provide the best web hosting possible. We aim to over promise and over deliver! Throughout our 10 years we have always been dedicated to treating our clients with the utmost of respect and delivering the best possible service aimed at not just satisfying but delighting!
Latest and most Powerful Web Servers

Your website will always be housed on the latest available web server technology. Currently we use Quad Core Intel Xeon based systems.
Free Human Telephonic and Email Support

At Afrihost our aim is to provide the Best web hosting possible and we endeavour to do this at all times. We are dedicated to treating you with the utmost of respect an providing quality support in all aspects of your website hosting. Phone us on our office land line to speak to a real life, friendly human - We are looking forward to talking to you personally! Or drop us an email at your leisure.
Comprehensive Online Support Website

We have a fully comprehensive web based support system which includes both a troubleshooter to help you solve your problem and an extensive Knowledgebase with over 220 articles going over every aspect of the services we offer you!

Support website
Anti-Virus Checking on all email addresses

Anti-Virus software is included on all your email addresses that you create at the domain name and website that you host with us! For your security our Anti-Virus scanning blocks approximately 620 000 viruses across our network every month!
With cPanel You have complete Control

Afrihost's CPanel (included with every hosting package) is a fully-featured web-based control panel that allows you to manage your domain through a web interface. The idea is to transfer as much of the control and responsibility of managing your web site to you. You have the ability to manage all aspects of email, files, backup, FTP, CGI scripts, and web site statistics!! It also gives you access to your own webmail interface and online organiser!

Afrihost's Clientzone helps you manage all your connectivity, backup and hosting products in one convenient, feature-rish place.
Fastest Hosting Datacentre for your site

When it comes to the Web, location is critical. All Afrihost South African web servers are located in the Internet Solution's (IS) Hosting's Internet Data Centres in Johannesburg. These Datacentres are at the hub of corporate Internet traffic in South Africa. Their state-of-the-art hosting facility at the Rosebank point of presence has the biggest connection to both the South African internet network and the International Internet backbone.
Spam Filter included for all email addresses

With the amount of Spam being sent reaching epic proportions we have included the well known Anti-Spam software package Spam Assassin which can be used with each and every Pop3 Email box you have at your domain hosted with us.
Your own Webmail - accessed anywhere!

While you can access your email as per usual through your standard email program (such as Outlook Express) you can also access each of your Email boxes using one of three webmail packages - anywhere, anytime using any browser!

We passionately believe we're the best choice for you
So we've decided to take all the risk onto our backs.
And make sure you take none.

If at any time in the first 60 days you feel that we did not live up to our promises and you choose to leave us,
we'll pay you DOUBLE the monthly amount of your package back - no strings and no questions!
Would you like to make a claim?

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Please Note: The claim needs to be submitted by the Primary Contact for the account.
This also means it needs to come from the email address that was used to register the account.
So to recap

If we don't delight you or you are unhappy about any aspect of our service you can leave us within 60 days
of signing up and we will pay you back for your inconvenience.

This is honestly unheard of in the ISP industry.
So why are we doing it then?

We believe that we are the best ISP for you and we don't want you to hesitate for even a moment to host your website with us.

So we've made the decision easy for you.

If we do not delight you and deliver on our service promise, you can choose to leave us at any time in your first 60 days and we will pay you back double the money of your monthly package that you have paid us. If we don't deliver you don't pay - in fact we pay you.

This is how the Guarantee works:

You signup with us, kick the tires and try us out.
You decide we're not the company for you.
You cancel your service with us within the first 60 days.
You claim your Double Money Back Guarantee
We pay you Double the money you paid us for the monthly package you chose (Please note this does not include any additional services you may have chosen or used after signing up i.e. extra traffic over your package threshold, any ADSL GBs you topped up etc)

We pay double the monthly amount of your package by cheque
when you decide to claim the guarantee - No catches.

Please Note: The Small Print

All our Shared Hosting packages qualify for this double your money guarantee
All our ADSL packages qualify for this double your money guarantee
All our Dedicated Hosting packages qualify for this guarantee
All of our Rack Hosting packages DO NOT qualify for this guarantee
If we choose to terminate an account for any reason (e.g. spam, illegal content) then that site will not qualify for the guarantee.

Everything you need to know.
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Satisfaction Guaranteed
You have 60 days from signup to get DOUBLE your money back if you are not completely happy with our products and outstanding client service

Industry Leading Service
Our friendly, competent support staff is available 24/7. You never have to worry about someone being available to assist you should you need it.

Added Extras
With your account you also get added services such as spam and virus filters, webmail, online organiser and cPanel.

No Contracts. No Catch.
We don't lock you into any long term agreement. If you change your mind about us, you can simply cancel at the end of the month.

Locally Hosted
Our servers are hosted locally, which means that you and your customers will get the fastest connection to your website. We also offer international hosting.

Reliable Infrastructure
Your website will be securely hosted on the latest hardware at one of Internet Solutions' state-of-the-art data centers. These facilities provide redundant power, fire suppression and excellent physical security.

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About: Passionate about providing the Best Broadband and Hosting Products in South Africa. No Contracts, No Catches. Just Pure Internet Joy!Afrihost is not a story of products, strategies or market-share, but a story of friendship and determination. Afrihost is the brainchild of best friends Gian Visser, Brendan Armstrong and Peter Meintjes, who had a dream of building a company, free of corporate shackles, that would delight their clients with excellent service and amazing products.
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About: Our Google+ page, just like all our social media platforms is a space for us to engage with our clients. If you are having a problem, if you want to ask a question or just want to leave some feedback on what your experience with us has been, this is the place for that. We are there to help but we also have rules as to how clients can interact with us on our wall. As per the standard Google+ rules, we also have our rules and you can find them here:
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