Afrihost vs Hostwinds

Comparison
Compared options Visit Afrihost Visit Hostwinds
Pricing
0 hosting plans 33 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.8
4.7
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
95 reviews 1155 reviews
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/
Very good hosting experience!
Dene Evanson,
10
Happy using Hostwinds hosting service. They also offer other web builders for more experienced users. I've got a network of e-commerce sites that were recently developed. The most common issue I had was the ability to have se... More parate accounts, most hosts I found didn’t support this. They use Raid 10. Setting up email was quick and easy. Less
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!
Less
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link.
Bayram ARSLAN,
2.0
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link. VERY BAD HOSTING.
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link. VERY BAD HOSTING.
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go... More home link. VERY BAD HOSTING. Less
Shared Hosting
No
6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

$6.74 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Over $10 No

Advanced

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 4
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VPS
No
17 plans from $0.00 to $42.74
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

Fully Managed Linux VPS Hosting 1

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
1 plan from $179.00 to $179.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Dedicated Servers

$179.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

1 CPU 30GB

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Over $10 No

2 CPU 100GB

$28.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Resellers
No
4 plans from $5.24 to $10.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

$5.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
Over $10 No

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
No
2 plans from $75.00 to $150.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

1 YEAR

$75.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 0 of 6
North America No No
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
0 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
2 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
1 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal No No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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