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Absolute Hosting specialize in hosting only, and its our core focus. We own our infrastructure and are passionate about building smart hosting solutions for end users, SME's and Resellers.

We provide 99% up time web hosting to the South African market
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Money Back: 30 Days

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $0.33 - $3.19
VPS $5.14 - $114.41
Resellers $6.18 - $12.36
SSL $10.41 - $116.43

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Tobie Esterhuyzen

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Tobie Esterhuyzen,
We migrated our website to Absolute Hosting because of the competitive pricing. After an initial hitch the staff was very helpful and got the website up and running quickly. Thanks in particular to Kyle B for going the extra mile to assist us. Great job!


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AJ Eldon


We were exploring moving to a new hosting provider specifically for the purpose of optimised WordPress hosting at an affordable price as our previous hosting provider, although offering really decent support, prices and hosting, c...Read Moreould not assist us in improving our Google PageSpeed Insights results which always gave the feedback of needing to improve the server response time for our website, despite the actual powerful optimisation plugins being used on our website.

Boy oh boy are we glad we discovered Absolute Hosting! From the moment we migrated our website hosting to their WordPress optimised hosting service our website page loading speed went through the roof and Google PageSpeed Insights is loving it - especially with the recent roll out of Google's Core Web Vitals! It must be mentioned that we subscribed to their boosted WordPress optimised hosting service and we highly recommend you spend that little bit extra (which is still very affordable) if you want to give your website, or your clients' websites, amazing results with Google PageSpeed Insights - it's so worth it and you won't be disappointed.

As for the customer support we cannot speak highly enough of the incredible and prompt support team who have been assisting us from even before we decided to sign up as a hosting client and were making initial inquiries. We don't subscribe to their premium support service - which we have seen been criticised quite harshly in some reviews shouting at them that their premium support service is some kind of cheeky money making practice - our support experience with the support team has honestly left us wondering why on earth would we need to subscribe to their premium support service because their "standard" support service has been exceptional - we always receive same day replies and solutions to anything we request support for. It's also important to mention that we are not tech educated people and the Absolute Hosting support team have always been happy to jump in and assist us to sort out any technical challenges we have faced with regard to the 'backend' of hosting and website services where tech savvy pros really know what's going on - this is invaluable to us because we can just enjoy focussing on building and designing WordPress websites knowing that the Absolute Hosting support team are always ready and willing to dive in and sort out any technical challenges we may come across with an efficient and friendly spirit.

Over the last few weeks since joining Absolute Hosting we have enjoyed speedy, friendly and patient support from Rhio G, Kyle B & Jade B - they are our soopa heros! Thanks to our experience with you guys we will be moving all of our other websites and domains to your services moving forward.

Sign up to Absolute Hosting if you are looking for amazing and affordable website hosting with the added bonus of an exceptional support team - it will be one of the best decisions you ever make for your website performance and your peace of mind knowing that the support team are always just one click away from sorting out any challenges you might face. Oh yes - and your wallet will love you too - you get a heck of a lot of bang for your buck with Absolute Hosting!

PS. This is not a paid review and we are in no way associated with Absolute Hosting except as a new hosting client. We felt it was only fair that we made as much effort writing our review as they have made supporting us!
Barry Meyer
Barry Meyer from South Africa,

Excellent Service

I have been with a good number of hosting providers/fascilitators in South Africa and NOT ONE comes close to the attention to detail as Absolute Hosting does. Their service, support, products are all top notch but it is their STAF...Read MoreF that really make the difference. They're clued up, friendly, helpful and go the extra mile without even thinking about it. ALWAYS a great experience. Kudos to you ALL!!Less
Harold Ndou
Harold Ndou from South Africa,

Very bad evil services experience

I have been customer for two years for absolute Hosting, one day i found that one of my system is not accessible online and giving me errors, when i checkout i found that they have deleted database and user, when i ask them they s...Read Moreaid domain its owing, i told them its not owing, its paid for, when ask them why they delete database, they told me whenever domain has overdue invoice they delete database, honestly i was so angry, never felt so angry, i had clients who use my system in their businesses, it means they cant work because the system is not available online and their data is deleted from database, my clients now think i am bad services provider and going to loose them.

When complained they say they are suspending my services for my systems and my services with immediate effect, i thought they joking, they said reason for suspension is abuse,said i abuse them when i complain, honestly it is not acceptable the way the do things, I thought its a big company, i realize the owner is one who handle the customers. I beg him to allow my other websites and software's to remain online until the month end, so that i can have time relocate them to other hosts, still he refused, he suspend all my services, my clients websites and system were offline, it was explaining to my clients about the situation we were going true, some understood, some didn't, i felt so hurt by their treatment.

Other accident happened while i was still new to their hosting, i accidentally clear wwrroot, when i upload my application it was not working, when ask support they told me i should pay for more than R800 for them to restored it, i thought they joking, they still have to refund me money i paid in advance for hosting services. Am warning every one who is intending to use their services to look for a reliable professional hosting. Other wise you will be left stranded and confused as i am. I had a horrible experience, am hurting even now as am speaking. I have been using online services for a very long time, i have never experience anything like this, this was horrible evil services i ever had.
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Absolute Hosting,

You have neglected to mention within your review how your services ran on our platform without issues for months until you either deleted website content and requested us to restore content to which this incurs a charge...Read More, or until you failed to pay your accounts on time and your services were suspended and terminated - invoice 99141 which is well beyond due.

You deliberately created multiple tickets for the same issue whilst a restore was in place and despite being told that the matter was being attended to you got abusive and repeatedly insulted staff, the company and everything about us.

We do not have to endure your abuse and neither should anyone else - paying for a services entitles you to have your services hosted and online, not being verbally abused.

We wish you the best of luck with your next hosting provider, hopefully they will put up with your abuse.
You claimed restored the database and user you deleted, the home page does not requires any database to run, because home page was was running you claimed you restored everything. When check database and was still not there and m...Read Morey clients wanted to use my services, i recreated database and user you deleted, but still there were problems and errors.

You said i insulted you employees, what i have said that you are claiming i insulted your employees?

I said that your service sucks, i could not take it anymore your evil services. When you said i deleted my website what do you mean? i cleared everything in wwweroot because my code was not working well, so i wanted to have a fresh upload, after afresh upload it was no longer working, you said i deleted my website and should pay.

You know what? I don't want to hear anything about this company, i moved on, i found a new host. When i think about this company my blood boils.

To be honest you have fast servers, my systems were running well. But i experienced an evil service, am still feeling angry even now, but will be healed.

Absolute Hosting Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
DIRECTADMIN SSD SILVER 150.02 MB Unlimited Direct Admin 1 $0.33 9.1 Details
DIRECTADMIN SSD PALLADIUM 749.98 MB Unlimited Direct Admin 5 $1.17 10 Details
DIRECTADMIN SSD OSMIUM 2 GB Unlimited Direct Admin 5 $2.93 10 Details
WINDOWS SSD SILVER 153.6 MB Unlimited 1 $0.59 9.1 Details
WINDOWS SSD PALLADIUM 768 MB Unlimited 5 $1.24 9.1 Details
WINDOWS SSD OSMIUM 2 GB Unlimited 5 $3.19 6.0 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
EPYC VPS Silver 20 GB 2 x 2.20GHz 1 GB $5.14 10 Details
EPYC VPS Palladium 50 GB 2 x 2.20GHz 2 GB $10.34 9.1 Details
EPYC VPS Osmium 100 GB 4 x 2.20GHz 3 GB $15.55 9.1 Details
EPYC VPS Iridium 200 GB 6 x 2.20GHz 6 GB $25.95 9.1 Details
EPYC VPS Ruthenium 400 GB 8 x 2.20GHz 8 GB $36.36 9.1 Details
EPYC VPS Gold 400 GB 12 x 2.20GHz 16 GB $62.38 9.1 Details
EPYC VPS Platinum 500 GB 20 x 2.20GHz 32 GB $88.39 9.1 Details
Windows VPS Silver 65 GB 2 x 3.50GHz 1.5 GB $17.50 9.1 Details
Windows VPS Palladium 100 GB 2 x 3.50GHz 3 GB $24.65 9.1 Details
Windows VPS Osmium 200 GB 4 x 3.50GHz 6 GB $37.66 9.1 Details
Windows VPS Iridium 400 GB 6 x 3.50GHz 8 GB $50.02 9.1 Details
Windows VPS Ruthenium 500 GB 8 x 3.50GHz 12 GB $68.23 9.1 Details
Windows VPS Gold 750 GB 16 x 3.50GHz 32 GB $114.41 9.1 Details

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Price Score
DIRECTADMIN SSD RESELLER SILVER 1 GB Unlimited Direct Admin $6.18 9.6 Details
DIRECTADMIN SSD RESELLER PALLADIUM 2 GB Unlimited Direct Admin $9.43 10 Details
DIRECTADMIN SSD RESELLER OSMIUM 5.5 GB Unlimited Direct Admin $12.03 8.0 Details
WINDOWS SSD RESELLER SILVER 1 GB Unlimited $6.44 9.1 Details
WINDOWS SSD RESELLER PALLADIUM 2 GB Unlimited $9.76 9.1 Details
WINDOWS SSD RESELLER OSMIUM 5.5 GB Unlimited $12.36 9.1 Details

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
Sectigo Domain SSL
Our preferred SSL Certificate!
Free Installation if hosted by us
Issued within 3 minutes
Secure www & non www
Valid for unlimited servers
2048 bit Encryption
Up to 256-bit Support
SSL Site Seal
99% Browser Support
Mobile Friendly
$10,000 Warranty
Cost effective SSL Solution
$10.00 $10.41 9.1 Details
Sectigo PositiveSSL Wildcard
Free Installation if hosted by us
Issued within 3 minutes
Secure unlimited sub-domains
Valid for unlimited servers
2048 bit Encryption
Up to 256-bit Support
SSL Site Seal
99% Browser Support
Mobile Friendly
$10,000 Warranty
Cost effective SSL Solution
$10.00 $116.43 9.1 Details

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