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Hub Host was founded in 2010 with the vision of providing top quality internet solutions at internationally competitive rates. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, our mission is to provide our customers with immediate solutions to all their web hosting needs, delivered in a professional, friendly, straight forward and efficient manner.

Our staff is always on-hand to help solve...Read More any customer concerns. We work with clients ranging from both local and international businesses, freelance web designers, to the everyday home-user. Our range of hosting packages allow you to choose the hosting account that best suits your needs. We offer shared web hosting services with a range of bandwidth and disk space combinations. In addition to this, customers can make use of a generous number of email addresses, FTP, databases, mailing lists, website templates and more.

All our customers' accounts are carefully managed and we go the extra mile to ensure that all matters are dealt with in the swiftest professional manner, ensuring that our customers never experience any delays.

We value innovation in our technical infrastructure as well as in our ways of doing business, which is why we embrace an internal business culture of continuous improvement and renewal that sets us apart.

Hub Host is a strong and reliable partner for private and business clients that want to make the most of the internet through their own web presence, enabling them to seize the countless opportunities online.
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Michael Levanduski

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Michael Levanduski

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Reasonable South African Hosting

HubHost is based in Cape Town, South Africa and started operation in 2010.The company promotes themselves as a business with the desire to help and accommodate everyone from the home user to medium-sized international businesses while keeping prices within range of the general public in South Africa.

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Rated by Michael Levanduski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    8
  • Features
    9
  • Reliability
    9
  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

99.9% uptime for all hosting

HubHost offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee for both local and internationally based sites.  As with many sites, there is no indicator of actual uptime over the last month, year-to-date, etc; I believe that this would be a powerful selling point for any hosting organization.

One feature that I found compelling was that online backup was included; while everyone should maintain their own backup, many companies do not offer backup of any sort or if the service is available it is seldom included in the monthly costs.

Features

Lots of interesting features

HubHost has a lot to offer any of their customers regardless of whether they’re an individual or a business.  The firm presents over 300 free applications with every hosting package to allow site owners to customize their online presence to a degree apparently limited only by their imagination.

All of the selections from HubHost seem to come with generous allotments of drive space, data transfer and come with the cPanel management interface.  In fact, email addresses, domains, subdomains and MySQL databases are unlimited for all hosting services.

Business hosting services generally have lower allowances for storage and bandwidth, but offer e-commerce tools such as online checkout, customizable error pages, URL redirects and secure folders that non-commercial sites simply don’t need. The trade-off between these allowances and access to the e-commerce features certainly seems to be more than fair. Another feature of the business services is that more powerful tools such as Python and Perl are included, as are the ability to build portals, password protected directories.

Reseller bundles offer the same unlimited allowances as the business and personal counterparts, but the standard disk space and bandwidth amounts are much less than the regular hosting packages.  The allotments are not “per account under reseller’s domain”, so more investigation would be required, as it would before becoming a reseller on any host.

Support

Good technical support options

HubHost offers an online ticketing system which requires customer login to authenticate traffic. Another means of customer support is the FAQ page, which offers answers based on categories such as mail, domain, managing preferences etc.

Another support feature that isn’t seen very often is an “announcements” section that advises customers of current provider issues, including scheduled maintenance.  This simple page allows customers to be aware of any problems that may impact their business, or be able to plan for downtime.

Pricing

Very reasonable prices

Local hosting packages start at 12.95 Zar ($1.08 USD) per month for 200 MB of disk space and 1 TB of data transfer; the premium locally hosted package lists for 39.95 Zar ($3.32 USD).  A 10% discount is offered for the first month’s service, no annual agreement is required. Oddly, internationally-hosted packages are priced identically to the locally hosted ones and are comprised of the same features.

Business hosting, as mentioned earlier, offers more powerful tools and is offered from 74.95 Zar to 199.95 ($6.65-16.64 USD) per month.

Reseller hosting is priced at 149.95 to 349.95 Zar ($12.48-29.13 USD), again with a 10% discount offered on the first month’s service.

HubHost accepts PayPal, Bitcoin, wire transfer and EFT payments.  South Africa’s 14% value-added tax is imposed on all services.

Summary

Very reasonable option for most sites

Overall, HubHost appears to be a sound choice for any individual or small-to-medium business; the wide variety of options lets the customer decide on the amount of monthly expense.

Pros:

  • Green Energy Power
  • Lots of different features to chooes from

Cons:

  • No phone support
  • Some sections (SSL) are inactive right now

Hubhost Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Gold 1 GB 10.04 GB cPanel 3 $2.12 0.0 Details
Platinum 2 GB 19.97 GB cPanel 10 $3.70 0.0 Details
Diamond 5 GB 49.97 GB cPanel 15 $4.50 0.0 Details

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