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Great news! You’ve found the best WooCommerce hosting in South Africa. It’s safe to consider this the fastest and most secure solution for your ecommerce shop. Our packages and web servers are designed to ensure your store is always online and served lightning-fast.

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WooCommerce Hosting Plans and Pricing

Our tailored WooCommerce plans simplify your life as an online store owner. We offer the best hosting for ecommerce stores by providing generous SSD storage with all our plans at affordable prices.

Starter

R99 per month

  • 20GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • Host 1 Domain One website
  • 100 Subdomains 100 Subdomains
  • 25 Email Accounts Custom email addresses
  • 1 FTP Account Account access
  • 5 MySQL Databases phpMyAdmin access
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Basic

R169 per month

  • 40GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • Host 2 Domains 1 Add-on Domain
  • 100 Subdomains 100 Subdomains
  • 25 Email Accounts Custom email addresses
  • 1 FTP Account Account access
  • 50 MySQL Databases phpMyAdmin access
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Power

R299 per month

  • 100GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • Host 3 Domains 2 Add-on Domains
  • 500 Subdomains 500 Subdomains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts Custom email addresses
  • 5 FTP Accounts Create custom accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases phpMyAdmin access
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Business

R499 per month

  • 200GB SSD Storage Upgradable
  • Host 5 Domains 4 Add-on Domains
  • 1000 Subdomains 1000 Subdomains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts Custom email addresses
  • 10 FTP Accounts Create custom accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases phpMyAdmin access
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WooCommerce Hosting Plans: Monthly Contract, Monthly Billing, Cancel Anytime.
*co.za domain name is registered free when used as the primary domain for the hosting account. Renewed annually at the normal price.
*Unlimited Web Traffic (Bandwidth): HOSTAFRICA reserves the right to reduce the bandwidth in cases of extensive use. Contact us if you have any questions.

WooCommerce features and capabilities

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    1-Click hardening of WooCommerce for all instances

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    Install new WooCommerce instances

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    Mass management of WooCommerce instances

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    Add existing WooCommerce instances (manual)

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    Manage plugins & themes

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    Migrate remote WooCommerce instances

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    Auto updates for WooCommerce, plugins & themes

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    Cloning a WooCommerce instance

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    Maintenance mode management

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    Staging environment

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    Debug management

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    Sync data between WooCommerce instances

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    Password protection

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    Full security check

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    Search engine indexing management

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    Command line interface

Client reviews

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

  • Thank you HOSTAFRICA

    Our company has been with HOSTAFRICA for 7 and a half years. Being a florist, I am not 100% tech savvy but the wonderful staff at HOSTAFRICA always assist effectively and efficiently so that we can make sure that there are no interruptions to our website. Thank you HOSTAFRICA for being so awesome!
  • All you need!

    Although you build your own website, HOSTAFRICA make it seamless. The support response is incredibly fast - even on weekends. I’m paying R99 for support, storage, 25 emails, and cpanel also, I’m using their light speed server for Wordpress. Over and above that, they put you in the right direction to get your website optimal as well as getting your emails to end up in an inbox and not spam. My mobile page rating score is 94 out of 100.
  • Excellent live support

    HOSTAFRICA has excellent support. Their live chat support is always available and they answer questions quickly. The support person even phoned me after one of our chats to make sure I got the answer. Pretty awesome. Their registration process and backend is easy to follow as well.
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Top-tier support just for you

We’ve earned our reputation as one of the most trusted hosting providers in South Africa for consistently providing unparalleled client support. Whether it’s technical assistance or just some information, reach us via email and you’ll have an answer and resolution within the hour. If you prefer talking it out, give us a call. One of our friendly neighbourhood technicians will provide expert assistance.

Optimised e-commerce hosting with WordPress and WooCommerce

We only implement the best optimisation plugins, turbocharged web servers, and fine-tuned operating systems, to help you deliver the fastest possible experience. Other benefits that put you at ease are our automated incremental backups, automatic vulnerability patching, and free SSL certificates.

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The fastest web servers around

A combination of SSD drives, PHP 7+, Linux, CDN and LiteSpeed Caching solutions speed up your site’s performance. Our Turbo Server solution offers an additional speed boost with the LS Cache plugin for WordPress. This powerful hardware and software combination greatly reduces your site’s page load time.

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Automatic vulnerability patching

Imunify360 & ImunifyAV detect vulnerabilities and malware and are able to safely patch them automatically. Our unique approach allows you to rest assured that websites will continue to function properly. It literally takes 60 seconds to start scanning for vulnerabilities and malware.

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Mail protection and filtering

A mailing system is more reliable than a trained homing pigeon. With our improved deliverability and reputation, you can be certain your mails will be sent to the inbox and nowhere else. You’ll be safe from blacklisting as well as sending malware unwittingly with our top-tier filtering.

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Secure servers

Our custom security solutions, by way of DDoS protection, firewalls, SSL certificates, account-level protection, CMS patching and more, ensure you can rest easy knowing security is taken care of. With our ecommerce hosting, you can harden all your WooCommerce instances with a single click.

Get your business online today!

Join the thousands of happy clients hosting with us.

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Resources and add-ons

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Option
Price

³˜ Additional SSD data storage tiers

We offer the following tiered fees for shared hosting disk space if you need more storage.

Tier
Price per GB
20 GB to 40 GB
R 7.90
40 GB to 100 GB
R 5.45
100 GB to 200 GB
R 4.70
200 GB+
R 3.50
Example:
Web hosting account : Starter . We include 20 GB storage, however the customer has requested an increase and uses 22 GB.
Here is how we calculate the storage fees:

Calculations:
0 GB to 20 GB
=
R 0 (included in the hosting fee)
20 GB to 22 GB
=
2 GB x R7.90 = R15.80
[Basic hosting fee : R79] + [Storage coverage : R15.80]
Total: R94.80
SSD
All our servers run on SSD storage
SSL certificate
Included
Daily Backups
Acronis backups included
cPanel
Latest control panel included
Starter Basic Power Business
Speed 200 300 400 600
PMEM 2048 3072 4096 6144
IO 128 MB/s 192 MB/s 256 MB/s 384 MB/s
IOPS 768 1024 2048 4069
EP 40 45 50 60
NPROC 200 250 300 400

Option
Price

³˜ Additional SSD data storage tiers

We offer the following tiered fees for shared hosting disk space if you need more storage.

Tier
Price per GB
20 GB to 40 GB
R 7.90
40 GB to 100 GB
R 5.45
100 GB to 200 GB
R 4.70
200 GB+
R 3.50
Example:
Web hosting account : Starter . We include 20 GB storage, however the customer has requested an increase and uses 22 GB.
Here is how we calculate the storage fees:

Calculations:
0 GB to 20 GB
=
R 0 (included in the hosting fee)
20 GB to 22 GB
=
2 GB x R7.90 = R15.80
[Basic hosting fee : R79] + [Storage coverage : R15.80]
Total: R94.80
SSD
All our servers run on SSD storage
SSL certificate
Included
Daily Backups
Acronis backups included
cPanel
Latest control panel included

Speed 200
PMEM 2048
IO 128 MB/s
IOPS 768
EP 40
NPROC 200

Speed 300
PMEM 3072
IO 192 MB/s
IOPS 1024
EP 45
NPROC 250

Speed 400
PMEM 4096
IO 256 MB/s
IOPS 2048
EP 50
NPROC 300

Speed 600
PMEM 6144
IO 384 MB/s
IOPS 4096
EP 60
NPROC 400

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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.

WooCommerce allows you to easily manage your online Store. You can add themes, install useful plugins and make changes quickly. We ensure that our servers are optimised for WooCommerce websites. Hosting that’s as stable as possible, delivering the best performance.

Yes, it is. As with any system, however, it can be compromised by poor administration, setup, plugins, and themes. If you take security seriously and follow common-sense safety protocols you should be fine.

Our security team ensures that your WordPress websites are as secure as possible. Firewalling, fail2ban, Patchman and server hardening are all used to secure our servers and your website.

Since WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin, no, it can’t be used without the WordPress core. The plugin can only be installed on WordPress and won’t be able to execute on any other platform.

However, that shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing. WordPress is the CMS of choice. Developing a website with WordPress, or building a store on top of it, is much easier than building a website from scratch.

If you already have WordPress installed, it takes a few minutes to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin on it. Assuming it’s your first time hosting, you’ll need a hosting account as well. Getting your account activated and installing WooCommerce should take no more than a couple of hours, and that’s on a slow day.

Yes, we provide daily incremental backups included across all our WooCommerce packages. However, we recommend that you also manage your own backups.

We offer Acronis cloud backups, which give you maximum control of when, where, and what you want to back up. Whether it’s your website, personal computer, a hard drive, or whether you’re running Linux or Windows; you can back up everything and anything, anywhere.

No, they don’t. However, using a payment gateway to secure your online transactions does. They charge a small percentage only when a transaction is made, so you won’t have to bother with a monthly subscription.

Go to the Plugins section, search for WooCommerce, and then click Install and Activate. Once the plugin is active, a setup wizard will begin. Follow the prompts, and within a few minutes, your store will be ready. From there, you’ll be able to customise your store and add some categories and products. Go to the Products section on the left and define the specifications and details for each product you plan to add. Every step in the process guides you with prompts, so you won’t get lost along the way. Read here for a detailed guide on how to install WooCommerce.

Yes, it is. To maximise operational fluidity, however, we’d suggest getting a couple of plugins or themes to ensure things are even more streamlined. There are free ones available, but paid plugins and themes usually have a lot more functionality, are regularly updated, and have customer service. These additions usually start out at about R300.