our story

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

Serving You. Serving Africa.

About HOSTAFRICA

We are dedicated to offering outstanding service

South African Based
Proudly
South African
Award winning host
Ranked #1
on Hellopeter
Quick Support
Fast and Reliable
Technical support

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 team

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

Michael

Founder & CEO

Graham

Graham

COO

Ethan

Ethan

Product Manager

Sean

Sean

Systems Administration

Charl

Charl

Head of Support

Ryno

Ryno

Shift Lead

thurston

Thurston

Level 2 Support

Kandice

Kandice

Billing & Admin

Sue-Marie

Sue-Marie

Accounting

michel

Michel

Head of Marketing

Lindy

Lindy

Marketing

Katharina

Katharina

Accounting

Raol

Raol

Accounting

Ivan

Ivan

Systems Administration

Rudi

Rudi

Systems Administration

Edmundas

Edmundas

Web Development

Osvaldas

Osvaldas

Web Development

Ashley

Ashley

Ops & Migrations

Tinashe

Tinashe

Level 1 Support

Jeandre

Jeandre

Level 1 Support

Russel

Russel

Level 1 Support

Joanna

Joanna

Billing

We offer all things hosting