Host4Africa review

8 user reviews, 0 support responses, 0 testimonials, 2 products, 0 promotions, 1 social account, 706 domains, Alexa #628896, listed 2009 (#14114)

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Rhino Digital Solutions CC (chris@s...) / host4africa
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
Global rating
Customer Relation
Control Panel
Poor, very poor
Dont be fooled. They do not repons to calls or faxes.
They dont have valid contact telephone details that function.
Cell phone no provided not answered.
Fax line 0123451715 from their website details do not exist.
Dark horse....................!
TWilbury (charlie11.johnson@g...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
Global rating
Customer Relation
Don't use them!
I have hosted with them for about 3 years and every year requested to pay a year in advance instead of monthly. Mistake 1.
On the 22nd of August 2012 I closed my web site and requested a refund. They immediately responded that they will refund me no problem. However after not hearing from them for some time I sent another email. And another. And another. To no avail. Furthermore they have no telephone number on their web address. This should have warned me already from the moment go.
I read elsewhere on HelloPeter of another client who had exactly the same problem and the same thing happened to them. So they are basically stealing.
Further investigation on other web sites showed they refuse to cancel debit orders after cancellation of contracts.
And by the way Derrick Bull above, I think your surname says it all about your legitimacy of your comment and do believe you work for them.
user (john@e...) /
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
Global rating
Customer Relation
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Keep far away
Whether this company provides good hosting or not is not the issue. The bottom line is this:
1) When you register with them, you must provide your South African ID number.
2) By entering your ID number and buying a hosting package, you are entering into a legal contract with them.
3) Think you can pay by cash for a year and then let your contract expire at the end of the year? The contract says that you have to give a months notice. You can't just let the contract expire, and they have your ID number which means that they can black list you. And they will!

Go to their website and then click on Prices, look at the bottom of the page and you will see a price for black list removal.
Basically it is not worth saving money and signing up with them for R10 per month. If there is any dispute, even if you are in the right, they will black list you. It is just not worth saving a few bucks for this.
Furthermore, they do not provide a physical address on their website and they do not [read more...]


Services: Web HostingDomain Registration

About Host4Africa

Offering shared hosting and domain registration in South Africa.

Why is Host4africa so cheap?

We host our servers in the USA, where bandwidth is VERY cheap.
We have experienced IT personnel that know how to get things done fast and reliably.
We do not include telephonic support in our options as a standard. If we were to do this, we would have to increase prices.
We have a highly automated system.
We give our clients a large amount of control over what they can do with their domain via our Control Panel. This leads to us having to do less support and as such is able to pass the cost savings to our users.

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over features!
PriceDisk Space Transfer UpdatedFree Domain /
TungstenfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Bitcoin
Support Options : Email, Help Desk
Hosted domains : 1
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Hosting on a low budget

Un-metered bandwidth
350 MB disk space
10 mailboxes
1 Database
PHP 5 or 7 Support
R180/year (R15/month)

Optional Extras
Support via email: No charge
Telephonic support contract: R85.00/month (if not included in hosting [...]
Plan URL :
ZAR 15.00/mo. ZAR 4.5 Setup Fee VAT 14% exc.350 MBunmetered 0 / 1
RhodiumfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Bitcoin
Support Options : Email, Help Desk
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IP's : 0

Hosting for organizations

Un-metered bandwidth
60GB disk space
Unlimited mailboxes
Unlimited Databases
PHP 5 or 7 Support
FREE Telephonic Support

Optional Extras
Support via email: No charge
Telephonic support contract: [...]
Plan URL :
ZAR 65.00/mo. ZAR 4.5 Setup Fee VAT 14% exc.60 GBunmetered 1 / unlimited

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Owner: H4A Internet Services CC t/a
Web Site Title: GET MORE FOR LESS!, main page, low cost Web Hosting for South Africa and the world.
Website Description: low cost web hosting and domain registration for South Africa and the world. GET MORE FOR LESS!
Targeting: South Africa
Site in business since:
Links to the site: 58
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Website DNS: => ( Johannesburg ) / Hetzner (Pty) Ltd - => ( Johannesburg ) / Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd - Optinet - => ( Gosport ) / Dedicated Server Hosting - => ( Gosport ) / Dedicated Server Hosting - => ( Rugby ) / UK Dedicated Servers Limited -
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Erica Bax (erica@b...) /
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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No words to describe this company. It leaves one speechless. Their message when you try to contact them is "a human will contact you if necessary" Awful, the worst ever. Had no emails since a week ago. They want proof my hubby has passed on, hve given them that, but still nothing. There is no way you can speak to them at all, no phone listed, and if your email is down, how do you do business with them about an error? In fact for a Hosting Co. they are even out of date with their cell and fax numbers advertised on the web. You cann the cell number which is a Jennifer and she just puts the phone down! How ius that ! Dont use them - they must be the very worst in the world. Truly. Based in Pretoria at a place called ZWAVELPOORT - so could be some home business for all we know.
Douglas Webber (douglas@a...) /
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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They are the worst and pathetic!
Host4Africa is the worst hosting company i have heard of.

They will not provide you with a phone number so that you can phone - they say this is to keep overheads low and and pass savings onto clients, really?! please!! They dont pay for a call I make to them. And if all their stuff worked all the time - why would people be calling them all the time?

I cannot transfer my website away from them because they keep blocking it - now they dont even reply to mails, and what can i do? I am reliant on them for my mails, so I cannot even stop paying! - Talk about taking away human rights and power of choice! Pathetic, useless company that should not even be in business.
ZeldaD (zelda.drechsler@g...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Be WARNED do not use
very Bad service. Get a contact number guys!! Don't be fooled by their cheap prices. You pay for bad service at the end. Be warned...don't use you will regret it. Do a search in google yourself for complaints on these guys.
D Bull (derek.bull@b...) /
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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Host 4 africa have been great!
twice we have had to ring customer services (our fault) and they have always been polite and helpful.
We cannot rate them highly enough for ease of use and great pricing.
today I am purchasing hosting from them for 2 more domains I have purchased.
Sluiper (sluiper@g...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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Do not host with this company.
Their support is non-existent and they are a bunch of amateurs.
They managed to take my website offline for days at a time without any explanation or apology.
Hosting with Host4Africa has been the worst hosting experience I have ever had.
They have no contact telephone number, i.e. you can't get hold of a support person and their business hours are from 8:30AM - 5PM, weekdays only. Which pretty much means they don't offer any type of after hours support.
I cannot stress enough that this company is made up of a bunch of incompetent fools who will cause you nothing but grief.

You have been warned.

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