our story

HOSTAFRICA is named after our vision to support businesses and individuals across Africa.

Serving You. Serving Africa.

We are dedicated to offering outstanding service
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our purpose

All data, meaning every website, blog, forum, gaming platform, eCommerce business, company Cloud IT infrastructure on the internet needs to be hosted on giant computers called Servers, which are housed in secure Data Centres around the globe. Companies like us host and maintain all this complex computer infrastructure, so people without technical expertise don't have to worry about how their websites and businesses operate online, they just do; and it's our job to make sure this happens as effortlessly as possible.

With most of the planet now operating online, it’s absolutely essential to establish an online presence. It is the best way to market yourself or your business. Africa had been missing out on this industry for some time, and it’s our vision to help Africans get in on the action. Whether you have a business, blog or app that you need to get out to the world, you need a trustworthy company to host it online. That’s us.

We were one of the first companies to bring Cloud services to the Rainbow Nation.

Inspired by Cape Town’s beauty in South Africa HOSTAFRICA’s Founder, Michael Osterloh, brought his expertise from Germany to help Africans get online. Previously, Michael Osterloh was Managing Director of “Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG”—one of the largest providers of virtual servers in Germany. Marcel Chorengel not only founded it, but also developed the first fully automated web hosting software—Confixx

Now HOSTAFRICA is an established Hosting business leading in Cloud Server solutions in South Africa. We have grown exceptionally since inception.

  • At the end of 2015, Cloud to Machine (Pty) Ltd & Hofra Holding GmbH formed the new entity Hostafrica.co.za
  • In December 2016, we acquired VPS Networks (CLOUD.co.za and VPS.co.za)
  • In September 2019, we acquired Greycell CC t/a AmpleHosting.co.za.
  • In 2020, we acquired three more hosting companies, making HOSTAFRICA.co.za, VPS.co.za, Cloud.co.za, AmpleHosting, Gweb Hosting, Hob Host, and Divine Online Solutions all part of the HOST AFRICA (PTY) LTD family.

We believe the only way business should be done is to truly care for our customers and their needs.

Too often, big multinational corporations undercut local businesses with low prices but provide even lower customer service. We at HOSTAFRICA are fiercely committed to providing outstanding service to our customers. We uphold this standard of excellence because hospitals, medical companies, eCommerce businesses, financial institutions, and other essential businesses depend on us to operate uninterrupted at all times. This is a responsibility we take to heart.

Our exceptional team consists of skilled administrators, developers, technicians, and managers in South Africa, Germany, and Lithuania. We are here to support you every step of the way on your lifelong journey online.
Michael Osterloh - HOSTAFRICA
Michael Osterloh
Founder & CEO
Ethan McPherson - HOSTAFRICA
Ethan McPherson
Support Manager

We offer all things hosting

WordPress Litespeed hosting
Web Hosting
VPS, Cloud, container and KVM servers
VPS & Cloud Servers
VPS reseller
VPS Reseller
Wordpress hosting plans
WordPress Hosting
Website automated patching
Dedicated Servers
Website builder
Site Builder
Reseller hosting, multiple domain hosting
Web Hosting Reseller
Online backups
Online Backups
Website automated patching
Website builder
Reseller hosting, multiple domain hosting
Domains Reseller
Online backups
Online Backups Reseller (Acronis)

client reviews

Reviews from trusted online review authorities.

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Quick service

I love the guys @ HOST AFRICA, always get back to me quickly and are so helpful with all my newbie questions. Thank you for your great service.
Clare Hudson-Reed
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Highly Recommend Host Africa

I highly recommend Host Africa to anyone who needs hosting or to register/transfer a domain and hosting. I have been with them for a few years now and they have never disappointed me. They have always responded quickly to any queries or issues I might have experienced. Awesome personnel. Awesome Company!
Joanita Theron
Google HOSTAFRICA Reviews
Great IT Expertise

Great IT expertise, quick resolution of issues, always up and running and cheaper compared to my previous host. I am happy with the service, would really recommend
Bafana Skosana

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