The English-language website of South African host HostworX doesn’t say when this host was established, but it boasts about its reputation earned over 10 years, and its Facebook page was created in 2012 (so it must be at least this old).
Features and Ease of Use
HostworX offers ten Windows shared hosting packages, eight VPS packages, four email hosting packages, and one configurable reseller hosting package. Note, though, that two of the VPS packages only appear in the shopping cart (i.e., not on the main website).
The Windows shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 2 GB to 160 GB disk space
- 5 GB to unlimited bandwidth
- 1 to 80 domains
- 20 to unlimited email accounts
- MySQL/MSSQL databases
- FTP accounts
- Web statistics
- Full daily backups
While most Windows hosts provide the Plesk control panel, HostworX provides the powerful, customizable, open-source SolidCP control panel.
The hosting packages support a good number of CMS and other software programs such as WordPress (for websites and blogging), OsCommerce (to create an e-store), and phpBB (for online forums). You can pay extra for a feature that keeps your website running when you exceed your storage allocation, and the cloud backups can keep your valuable data safe.
VPS customers get complete control over their servers thanks to remote SSH access.
Pricing and Support
The shared hosting packages are cheap. You can pay for them in U.S. dollars, British pounds, or South African rands, via various payment methods, on monthly to annual billing cycles. The 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a month to change your mind.
You should be able to contact the 24/7 customer support team via telephone, ticket, email, live chat, or WhatsApp. I’m happy to say that I received a reply to my exploratory email in about 36 hours:
For self-support, this host provides an extensive knowledge base and a downloads page.