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Reliability 1.5
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Pricing 2.5
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User Friendly 2.0
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Support 1.5
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Features 2.0
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Latest positive review
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/
Great hosting
Gabriel snk,
10
A great hosting company with even more excellent customer support. I would recommend them to anyone that wants a good hosting company with affordable prices. If you have any problem their customer service with help you with everything!
Latest negative review
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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They're extremely deceptive in their pricing
Seph Reed,
5.6
The whole "regular price" thing means that's how much they'll charge you once you renew. It doesn't say it explicitly, which is really shady. I wouldn't trust them at all passed that point.
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Start Dock

$2.49 / MO
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Speed Reaper

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VPS
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Web Shuttle

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Armada DS - LIFT OFF!

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Start

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Resellers
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Sitedust

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  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
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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
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop 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
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Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
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MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
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PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
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