Reviews and expert opinion Cloudfusion

Ranked 891st from 3628 Web Hosting
4.3
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.3
  • Support
    4.4
  • Pricing
    4.2
Server locations
Johannesburg
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
South Africa based Cloudfusion provides website hosting with SSD storage. The lower tier plans don’t include the best features, so be prepared to upgrade to the higher tier plans to get the best out of Cloudfusion.

Overview

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Cloudfusion is a South-African based website hosting and development company that was founded in 2005. It’s got an impressive website that’s available in English, along with its customer support.

Features and Ease of Use

Cloudfusion offers three website hosting packages, each of which come with the following key aspects:

  • 99.98% uptime guarantee (confirmed with customer service)
  • Nightly automatic backups
  • Domain registration available
  • Unlimited add-on domains
  • SSL certificates available
  • Up to 20GB disk space
  • Unlimited monthly traffic

Cloudfusion servers are co-located in the Hetzner Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to support, it is the fastest growing in the country. The uptime is at 99.98% guaranteed, although according to third-party review websites, the actual uptime is above 99.9%.

Considering how modern the Cloudfusion website is, I’m surprised that its support for PHP is only version 5. On the flip side, there’s also support for Ruby on Rails, Python, and Perl. The top-tier plans come with SSH, SFTP, shell access, and Cron jobs, which is good news if you’re a developer.

If you want to get started with minimal coding experience, there is an installation of Softaculous one-click installer, and integration with popular e-commerce shopping carts CubeCart, osCommerce, and ZenCart. According to customer service, there is a website building tool as well, but I couldn’t see the details advertised on the website.

Finally, you get MySQL databases, phpMyAdmin access, and unlimited FTP accounts as standard in all plans.

Pricing and Support

The prices are standard, neither overly expensive or cheap. I’d personally disregard the base packages as most of the interesting value-added features are only included in the upper packages. That said, it’s still a decent price, for a good range of features.

Domain names are included free of charge in the upper two packages, while SSL certificates are always an added cost. You can choose to purchase a plan on a one-month or one-year term, but either way, the monthly fee is the same.

Customer service is by email and phone to various departments, as well as live chat on the website. There are no help documents or online tutorials, so it’s lucky the support I received was top notch.

I hopped on live chat at around 4:00 p.m. in South Africa on a weekday and the operator picked up straight away. It was clear they were knowledgeable about the product, along with being polite.

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Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
4 GB
Unlimited
$4.61
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A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Cloudfusion

Bottom line on Cloudfusion

Cloudfusion has a range of services from website development to brand design and online marketing services. I loved its website and I found the customer service to be excellent. I’m only hesitant with regards to the uptime and the older versions of PHP; other than that, I’m impressed!

Pros

  • Customer service operator was helpful
  • Plans are good value for money
  • Support for lots of advanced coding languages
  • A free domain name in upper tier plans

Cons

  • Version of PHP is the twice as slow version 5
  • 99.8% uptime guarantee is well below par

Buy developer-friendly hosting now at Cloudfusion

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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