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Afrihost vs HostArmada

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Pricing
0 hosting plans 10 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.7
5.0
Reliability 1.5
5.0
Pricing 2.2
4.9
User Friendly 1.8
5.0
Support 1.4
5.0
Features 1.8
5.0
User Reviews
92 reviews 236 reviews
Latest positive review
Afrihost --- Gershom M
Liliana Pholoholo,
10
Afrihost --Gershom M
Wow I am with afrihost on all products never had an issue I upgraded my fibre to 1GB line with hosting and mobile I am comfortable
Wow Afrihost support is top, enjoy abusing them left and right and centr... More e always ready to assist Gershom M wow
Thank you
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Great Hosting for a Beginner like me!
Angelica Bello,
10
As a newbie who knows nothing about hosting, I recently discovered this web hosting on YouTube with a great review, and the reason I'm willing to take a chance is that they share their experience that the customer service is ... More excellent! I know I need help constructing and to troubleshoot a website, so I jump at the chance! Host Armada has a loyal customer base and is well worth your money, in just a second they will reply to you! Less
Latest negative review
This is the worse service I have ever received.
Kim Carelse,
2.8
So Covid happened and life was hard for everybody in one way or the other. I had to move homes I was lucky enough not to end up on the streets as my sister built for my husband my fur baby and I. We moved in I finally got a j... More ob again and I decided to install fibre. Since my sisters household uses Afrihost and has for years against my intuition I went with her advise. It Took Afrihost one full month to install the fibre and the add they had up said one week for installation (no apology was received) after numerous phone calls and a full on temper tantrum the technical guy who was subcontracted by Openserve to do the install actually sorted out the problem and explained to me what needed to happen and my fibre was installed the very next day. Now two months down the line they don't execute their debit from my bank and decide to double debit the account this month. When i contacted them all i got for my efforts was a "sorry for the inconvenience caused" which thoroughly pushed up my blood pressure. When I told them I'd like to cancel I was promptly informed of a R999 cancellation fee that I will need to fork out. since I have not been with them for six months yet and also that their money back guarantee is not valid for fibre clients. I am beyond furious because now I am stuck with them for another four months. In my estimation since I am an unhappy customer they can be an unhappy service provider and I will be giving them bad reviews on every site that allows it. This I believe will balance the scales between HORRIBLE customer services and an unsatisfied customer. I think that these big companies need to be reminded that the customer pays their salaries and if they loose enough customers they may end up having to shrink their company size which may re-instill the proper work ethic they seem to have thrown away when they became a big fish in a small pond. Less
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Shared Hosting
No
3 plans from $2.99 to $4.49
Under $4 No

Start Dock

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

Speed Reaper

$4.49 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10 No No
VPS
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4 plans from $43.96 to $107.96
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Web Shuttle

$43.96 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
3 plans from $149.00 to $329.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Armada DS - LIFT OFF!

$149.00 / MO
  • Space: 160 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
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North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
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Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
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WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
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Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
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PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
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MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
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PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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