SA Webhosts is a hosting company that offers a comprehensive range of products and services. These include web hosting, VPS hosting, web design, domain registration and specially-designed e-Commerce stores. Since its inception in 2010, the company has worked hard to maintain a high-quality service paired with excellent customer support.
Johann Joubert, the founder of SA Webhosts, was kind enough to agree to an interview with us. We learned loads about the company, its goals, and what it does for its customers.
The Beginning Of SA Webhosts
Johann began SA Webhosts with a vision; to provide affordable hosting to the residents of South Africa. Johann went into more detail “During 2009 I created an accommodation website for the 2010 Soccer World Cup that was held in South Africa. I learnt a lot about websites, online marketing, web hosting etc. At that stage web hosting in South Africa was really quite expensive and it felt that a lot of companies were ripping their clients off. I decided that we needed an affordable hosting solution for the whole of South Africa and Africa which also provided outstanding support”.
With this client-centric approach in mind, Johann went on to develop SA Webhosts.
Working With Customers in Mind
On top of the affordable hosting and web design solutions on offer, SA Webhosts have gone above and beyond at accommodating for their customers. They even cater to those without bank accounts, debit, or credit cards, making sure it’s incredibly accessible for everybody.
When we asked Johann what sets SA Webhost apart from its competitors, he told us “Outstanding support. Even though we do not offer 24 hour telephone support, we do have a ticketing system in place. Each customer gets treated as if they are our only customer. It is difficult to satisfy everybody all the time but we try our utmost”.
He continued “When we started it was as a reseller for a large UK company. Some of our clients still have hosting packages on those servers. Automation was the biggest headache we had because of this. This was a burden but it also opened up an exclusive market to us. We did a lot manually which connected us with our clients. Novices do not understand web hosting, control panels, domain registrations etc. So we did the heavy lifting for them”.
You will also find some excellent testimonials from very happy clients on the SA Webhosts home page. Some testimonials are from customers who have been with the company for years!
Taking A Look At The Products On Offer
As stated in the beginning, SA Webhosts offers a range of products and services. Let’s take a look at them in more detail.
If you’re looking for web hosting, SA Webhosts have four plans available. They are:
- Multi-domain hosting
Each plan comes with complete with free SSL and access to the company’s free website builder which contains more than 300 website templates.
Prices start from R47.00 per month for the silver package and R218.00 per month for the multi-domain hosting package. The silver package is perfect for small businesses needing up to 5 email accounts, 1GB of web space, 1 MySQL database, and 1 parked domain.
On the other hand, if you’re a large company in need of considerably more resources, the multi-domain hosting solution may be the one for you. With this package you will receive 20GB of webspace, unlimited email accounts, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited MySQL, and unlimited parked domains!
Additionally, SA Webhosts have a wide selection of VPS hosting plans to choose from for those looking for something more powerful and robust. Prices begin at R248.00 per month and there are both Linux and Windows servers available, dependant on your chosen plan.
An e-Commerce-ready website comes with all the benefits of a platinum hosting plan. This includes unlimited email accounts, bandwidth, web space and MySQL.
Domain Registration and Transfer
Register a new domain with SA Webhosts, either on its own or as part of your chosen hosting package. Choose from a range of extensions such as .com, .net, and .co.uk. Alternatively, you have the option of transferring an existing domain which also enables you to extend your domain by a year!
Continuing Its Journey
SA Webhosts continues to provide affordable solutions for all of its customers. To this end, Johann told us the company’s ultimate goals “To become and stay one of the top Web hosting providers in all of Africa”.
We think that SA Webhosts offers really great value for money. We believe it is a company that truly cares about delivering excellent customer service, and making the process of setting up and running a website as simple as possible.
Thank you to Johann for taking the time to speak with us!