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Flexible Linux VPS hosting
solutions for your business

Spin up your very own South Africa-hosted containerised virtual private server (VPS) from only R110pm. Our reliable SSD VPS hosting includes unlimited traffic and supports CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian. Every single resource in your server is 100% dedicated to you. Get comfortable with our top trusted VPS’s for your business.

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Incredible support all year round

We know staying operational year-round is imperative for your business, but technical issues contesting this can appear at any time. For this reason, our technical staff members are available every day of the year to assist with any server issues as soon as they arise. This means you won’t experience any delays waiting for your issue to be resolved.

Unmanaged virtual server plans & prices

Our container VPS plans offer unrivalled hosting at affordable prices. This speedy hosting solution is self-managed, making it ideal for IT professionals and devs looking to break away from shared hosting. You’re also able to customise your package to suit your current goals and scale it up whenever you need more resources.

  • V1 Server

    R110 per month

    • 1 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 1GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 20GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V2 Server

    R185 per month

    • 1 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 2GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 50GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V3 Server

    R260 per month

    • 2 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 2GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 80GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V4 Server

    R370 per month

    • 2 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 4GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 100GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V5 Server

    R740 per month

    • 4 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 8GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 200GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V6 Server

    R1110 per month

    • 6 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 12GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 300GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V7 Server

    R1480 per month

    • 8 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 16GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 400GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V8 Server

    R2480 per month

    • 12 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 32GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 500GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • V9 Server

    R4100 per month

    • 16 CPU vCore Upgradable
    • 64GB ECC RAM Upgradable
    • 500GB SSD Storage Upgradable

Billing Options: Monthly Contract, Monthly Billing, Cancel Anytime.

Virtual server

We're flexible

Can’t find a suitable server size? Get in touch with our support team for tailored solutions.


Fast SSDs

We run all our servers exclusively on fast SSDs that are deployed on Intel processors.

Local Virtual machines

Locally hosted

Our servers are locally hosted in South Africa for maximum speed and lowest latency.

Secured and patched hosting nodes


Your data security is our top priority. We use redundant storage to keep your data safe.

Customise your virtual server

Optional extras

RAM per GB
CPU per Core
SSD per 50GB

Remote Hands
R150 per 15 minute timeslot

cPanel Accounts
5 cPanel Accounts
30 cPanel Accounts
50 cPanel Accounts
100 cPanel Accounts
100+ cPanel Accounts
R150 per block of 50

IP address
Backup plans

Client reviews

Our clients have rated our VPS services and support 5 stars!

  • Always the best service

    I have moved from a different host to HOSTAFRICA hoping they would be better. And they ARE! not just in pricing, but the service is wonderful! i get a response on my support within MINUTES not days and they always willing to assist with my questions and queries. I will advise ANY level of designer, developer, even the average Joe to join with HOSTAFRICA. Easy enough to join and to keep on going with them.
  • Amazing service from HOSTAFRICA

    I've used a few different hosting providers over the years, can definitely say I've been most impressed with HOSTAFRICA especially their level of customer service, Ryno and Charl were really helpful with everything. HOSTAFRICA have some very knowledgeable and proficient staff.
  • Excellent Support

    I really have to compliment HOSTAFRICA on their excellent support. The support tickets gets answered within a few minutes and the support personnel are friendly and knowledgeable. Nice doing business with you!
  • Best support centre in SA

    HOSTAFRICA handled my business' server migration with extreme ease. A well-informed crew that is more than keen to help clients achieve their goals. A personal shout-out to Ryno van Wyk for showing great enthusiasm in the process. Not only was he very knowledgable on his task, but he also pointed us in the right direction when we came looking for something totally different. Quick turnaround time in their ticket support system and just a great overall service.
  • Outstanding Support

    Thanks you to Charl Kemp for his outstanding support for my domin karooradio.co.za He assisted in anyway possible and went to far and above. I really do appreciate support in this manner and if this is the standards your company is upholding i am proud to be a customer. I will recommend HostAfrica to all my IT website customer as i am also in the IT networking Field. As a company I hope you are proud to have a employee that is of GOLD standard. Thank You Very much Charl.

Instant setup, flexible solutions

Our lightweight containerised servers have an instantaneous setup, so you can jump right on into hosting. We’re flexible with our resource allocation, that means you can scale your plan as your business grows.

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Lightweight and fast

Because container VPS’s use OS virtualisation, they’re extremely lightweight. This makes them super fast and affordable. The deployment is fast as well, which means you can have your VPS up and running in seconds. These virtual servers are completely isolated from each other, giving you more security and reliability.

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The best inbetweener

VPS hosting provides a dedicated server experience without exorbitant costs. If you’re tied down by the limitations of shared hosting, but can’t afford your own server, then VPS hosting is the perfect solution for you. You’ll only pay for the resources you need, and can upgrade as your business or website grows.

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Tinker to your hearts content

Unlike shared hosting, you have full root access to your server. This gives you the freedom to customise your setup and use software that isn't part of a shared environment. If, at any stage, you need more resources, you can easily upgrade your plan to accommodate the apps you’re building.

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Ideally suited for many uses

VPS hosting is ideal for IT professionals, web designers and developers; small business owners, hosting companies, and digital and marketing agencies. It’s also best for WordPress, numerous websites, e-commerce sites, and lightweight applications you need to run in the cloud. Essentially, a one-size-fits-all solution.

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Get your VPS online today!

Join the thousands of happy clients hosting with us.

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Frequently asked questions

If you still have unanswered questions, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to assist.

VPS stands for virtual private server. Physical servers are used to store enormous amounts of data for large businesses, run applications, and connect resources to the internet. Now most businesses and individuals need these functionalities too, but on a much smaller scale. This is where VPS comes in. The physical server is divided into smaller virtual servers that are more affordable so it's accessible to everyone, not just big companies.

A container VPS is an isolated virtual environment that gives you the benefits of a dedicated server, while only paying for the resources you need. This means VPS’s are ideally suited to entry level hosting. The affordability and efficiency at completing standardised business and website operations makes this a popular hosting solution.

Containers share the operating system of the host server, which in this case is Linux. We’ve got several Linux flavours to choose from, namely CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and SUSE.

The term VPS encompasses all virtual machines, so cloud hosting is simply a type of VPS. Cloud hosting has the connotation that it exists somewhere out there in space. It’s actually just a bunch of servers in a secure facility that hosts for you. This gives the impression that it’s virtual or in the clouds.

So, KVM (cloud hosting) runs on its own operating system that’s separate from the node it sits on. VPS (container hosting) uses many shared parts of the host’s OS, meaning that you can’t change the operating system in container hosting.

When it comes to resources, RAM (memory) is the most important to keep in mind when choosing a VPS hosting plan. Today’s applications, PHP/MySQL scripts, and website caching are super memory-intensive. So, buying a VPS with ample RAM will make sure your scripts, applications, and websites are served faster.

Having said that, it’s important to check your resource and application requirements. Not all applications are compatible with container VPS servers. You might need a Cloud Server, or Dedicated Server instead.

No, however, we do offer you full flexibility of your backups at reasonable rates. Order a backup plan add-on during checkout. These are snapshots that allow you to roll back your virtual server to a previous state.

Currently you can choose between the following Linux versions: CentOS 8, 7; Debian 10, 9.0, 8.0; Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04; and SUSE 42.1, 42.2, 42.3.

Our container VPS packages start off with one CPU vCore, and are scalable to 16 vCPUs. A vCPU is a Virtual Processing Unit. One or more vCPUs are assigned to a Virtual Machine (VM). Each vCPU is seen as a single physical CPU core by your server's operating system. Larger packages include more vCPUs.

The CPU is very often not a limiting factor. In the majority of cases, the most important factor is how much RAM (memory) is needed. Modern PHP/MySQL scripts often use a lot of RAM, making it very important when deciding on the package you buy.

You can host as many websites as you like, we don’t define any limit. You just have to ensure the size of your VPS is always sufficient for the amount of resources your sites use. Your VPS plan can be upgraded or downgraded at any time to suit the number of sites you intend to host.

VPN stands for virtual private network, while VPS stands for virtual private server. The former is a network, the latter is a server. A VPS acts similar to a physical computer where it stores data, connects to the internet, runs applications, etc. A VPN is an accessory that encrypts all communication, making your traffic hidden.

It varies between which of the two types of VPS’s you use. There are two types of VPS’s: containers and cloud servers (VM).

Containers use a lightweight operating system virtualisation, and open-source operating system (OS) Linux. This makes them the cheapest solution available. Container VPS’s can cost as little as R110 per month.

Cloud servers use a resource-intensive hardware virtualisation, and provide each VM with their own OS. Linux VMs can cost from R130 per month, whereas Windows VMs may cost from R490 per month.