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Latest positive review
Nice Hosting
Muzaffer Bhat,
8.8
I host a blog site http://digitalbhat.com with GoDaddy and found it satisfactory. I recommend this host to all on merit basis and overall experience I had with the service provider.
Afrihost Review
Christiaan Engelbrecht,
8.8
I had a pretty good experience with Afrihost. Some minor headaches but it was worth it.
Read more on my blog hosted with Afrihost.
https://itsbroken.tech/afrihost-review/
Latest negative review
Teuer, schwach, schlechter Support, keine Vertragstreue
Andreas Maresch,
2.4
Oberstes Gebot bei Godaddy scheint zu sein: Der Kunde muss zahlen! Für alles, ständig, und zwar viel!
Automatische langjährige Vertragsverlängerungen (ohne auch nur den Hauch eines Rabattes!) sind automatisch voreingestellt
... More Dafür erlaubt sich Godaddy, die Leistung nach eigenem Gutdünken zu verändern und einzuschränken. Auf Rückfrage "lernt" man dann (sofern man eine Antwort erhält), dass das ja alles nur zum Besten für die Kunden sei (woher man das weiß? Keine Ahnung - ich jedenfalls wurde noch nie gefragt).
Es gibt sogar einen eigenen Wikipedia-Eintrag zu den Klagen, die gegen Godaddy geführt wurden und werden - das sagt ja wohl alles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_controversies_involving_GoDaddy
Ich kann nur raten: Finger weg von diesem "Service"! Es gibt bessere, für weniger Geld.
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Afrihost does not care!
MICHAEL GERS,
4.4
I really thought that Afrihost was a company that cared and delivered a great service. It seems that this is not so!
Since I signed up with Afrihost I have only experienced approximately 5 - 10 % connectivity. For some 6 week... More s now I have been contacting Afihost regarding this dire situation but as I write today I still have the same crisis. Where I live I am one of a number of Afrihost users that experience the same problem - we are all fed up with the ongoing problem that never gets resolved. 
How is one supposed to run one's business, financial and other affairs on this basis?
Every month Afrihost deduct their fee and I am told when I request a refund that my data allocation that is not utilized will be rolled over. But what is the use of this if you cannot connect to the Internet - how does one utilize one's data?  Further to this, as I understand it, the data is only rolled over for a period of 2 months so inevitably given my situation the rolled over data will ultimately be forfeited. 
In my numerous ongoing attempts to resolve the problem I  have also attempted to contact management as it is my sense that the problem can only be addressed at this level - but I have not had any success with this either. I emailed the service manager Damon Ross some time back - still no reply. I then attempted to contact his manager -  received a call from this manager's representative Ktabo and another call from a person called Kwazi who assured me that they would come back to me on the outcome of my request - still waiting for a call!
As I see it, if you are a small guy you do not matter!
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WordPress Yes Yes
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Drupal Yes No
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