Reviews and expert opinion CyberSmart

Ranked 2317th from 2644 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.1
Pricing
4.2
Support
4.0
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi
Web Hosting Expert
Cybersmart has been providing web services for over two decades and have developed user-friendly features in their hosting packages. The easy-to-use cPanel, one-click application installer, and a free package to test the features make them a good choice

Overview

Cybersmart is a web hosting service provider from South Africa. They have been in the business since 1998. They are currently based in three different locations in South Africa, namely Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng.

FEATURES AND EASE OF USE

The hosting account at Cybersmart is easy to manage thanks to the cPanel. You can access all features of your hosting plan from one webpage and manage your files, email accounts, applications and backups easily. The cPanel enables you to view statistics on your website’s performance and edit campaigns accordingly. The security of backups can easily be utilized from the cPanel. You will not need any programming knowledge for most of these tasks.

It uses the Softaculous script installer which means software like Magento, WordPress, phpBB, Prestashop, and many more can be installed through an easy to use quick-installer. This ensures that you can create any kind of website on their platform ranging from online shops to forums or simple blogs.

The shared Linux web hosting packages all include CouldLinux OS. This helps achieve server stability, multi-latency, and improved security. Other basic services like SpamAssassin and VMWare are also part of the packages. The security is enhanced as each user is isolated and given different server resources making it feel more like a virtual server than a shared hosting account.

In short, whether you are a casual WordPress blogger, owner of multiple educational sites, and online store owner, or a corporate client, Cybersmart has the right solution.

PRICING AND SUPPORT

The Linux hosting packages are divided into six different packages. All packages offer unlimited bandwidth but interestingly none of the packages offer unlimited disk space. A free SSL certificate is a part of all the packages. Other features like add-on domains and emails improve as you move to the more expensive packages. The windows hosting packages are built on a similar design and are priced almost the same.

The windows hosting packages work alike with unlimited bandwidth and limited disk space. However, there is no free plan in the Windows hosting. The cPanel in Linux hosting is replaced by Plesk control panel for windows.

There is also a free hosting plan that you can choose. It offers unlimited bandwidth but only 1GB of disk space and 5 add-on domains. The free package is great to test their features. In fact, if you only have a small blog to run, the free package can fulfill almost all of your needs. It even includes a free SSL certificate!

The company can be reached by telephone and email only and they have no online chat. They do offer a knowledge base section on their website where you can browse different categories and get more information on how different parts of their web hosting services work. They seem to have taken down their facebook page as the URL isn’t working anymore.

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$0.00
3 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.81
5 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.27
15 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$4.00
30 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.63
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$0.00
3 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.81
5 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.27
15 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$4.00
30 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.63
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
1 core
512 MB
$7.13
20 GB
1 core
1 GB
$12.89
50 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$18.65
100 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$28.73
100 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$43.13
150 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$57.53
200 GB
6 cores
6 GB
$71.94
250 GB
6 cores
8 GB
$86.34
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
1 core
512 MB
$7.13
20 GB
1 core
1 GB
$12.89
50 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$18.65
100 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$28.73
100 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$43.13
150 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$57.53
200 GB
6 cores
6 GB
$71.94
250 GB
6 cores
8 GB
$86.34
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
49.97 GB
1 core
1 GB
$11.21
50 GB
100.04 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$13.71
100 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
4 GB
$18.72
1.95 TB
Unlimited
4 cores
8 GB
$30.62
100 GB
Unlimited
2 cores
2 GB
$43.13
150 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
4 GB
$59.94
200 GB
Unlimited
6 cores
6 GB
$75.73
250 GB
Unlimited
6 cores
8 GB
$88.37
100 GB
Unlimited
2 cores
2 GB
$46.90
150 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
4 GB
$59.42
200 GB
Unlimited
6 cores
6 GB
$75.08
250 GB
Unlimited
8 cores
8 GB
$87.60
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
49.97 GB
1 core
1 GB
$11.21
50 GB
100.04 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$13.71
100 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
4 GB
$18.72
1.95 TB
Unlimited
4 cores
8 GB
$30.62
100 GB
Unlimited
2 cores
2 GB
$43.13
150 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
4 GB
$59.94
200 GB
Unlimited
6 cores
6 GB
$75.73
250 GB
Unlimited
6 cores
8 GB
$88.37
100 GB
Unlimited
2 cores
2 GB
$46.90
150 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
4 GB
$59.42
200 GB
Unlimited
6 cores
6 GB
$75.08
250 GB
Unlimited
8 cores
8 GB
$87.60
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Bottom line on CyberSmart

Cybersmart is a good hosting company at first sight but you need to carefully consider user feedback before buying their packages. There seems to be a high level of dissatisfaction among their customers, which can be seen by going through their ratings on other websites. I would recommend you try their free package first before you commit to buying their services.

PROS

  • Free SSL certificate with all hosting packages
  • A free package to test their features
  • Easy-to-use cPanel

CONS

  • Too many complaints about the quality of their services
  • No Live Support

Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi is a blogger, a web developer, and a passionate writer. He loves to talk about the web.

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