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Reviews and expert opinion Mambo Microsystems

Ranked 1232nd from 1911 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.2
Support
4.0
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Mambo Microsystems has been providing primarily East and Central African hosting since 2007. Its feature-packed plans have a bona fide 99.99% uptime guarantee, but customer service can be slow.

Overview

Mambo Microsystems

Mambo Microsystems has been providing hosting services since 2007. Apparently, this was the first hosting provider in East and Central Africa to sell 100% automated, instant setup, unlimited web hosting. It currently has more than 10,000 customers in Kenya, Uganda and other East African countries, and its comprehensive website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

Mambo Microsystems is a full-service host offering everything from web hosting and dedicated servers to website design and development. Its shared hosting plans’ core features are:

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Free automatic file backups
  • Free domain registration
  • 1, 10, or unlimited add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificate
  • From 15 GB to unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth

Mambo Microsystems’ infrastructure is fully redundant, with robust Dell hardware and SSD storage in RAID configuration. All the hosting plans come with an SLA-backed 99.99% uptime guarantee. You’ll receive a month’s worth of credit on your account whenever you experience excessive downtime.

All plans come with CloudLinux (which is excellent for isolating you from other hosted customers), and the easy-to-use cPanel control panel. There is no option to use Windows instead.

You get a one-click installer for only 50 scripts that include CMS software such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and Magento. Some plans also include a free website building tool that is designed for customers with no coding knowledge and comes with readymade and mobile-responsive templates.

For advanced users, there’s support for all the usual software such as MySQL databases, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, and Perl.

Pricing and Support

Mambo Microsystems’ hosting plan prices are in line with (if not cheaper than) both local and international competitors. Bear in mind that most plans include a free domain and SSL certificate, so the price you see is the price you pay.

You can purchase plans on one, two, and three-year terms, with a discount for purchasing a longer term up front. There is also a 15-day money-back guarantee on all plans except dedicated servers.

24/7 customer service can be accessed by ticket, email, live chat, and phone. My own attempt to summon support by live chat was unsuccessful. I tried to connect at midday on a weekday and was left waiting for an operator who never picked up.

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While waiting for support (for who knows how long?) you can try supporting yourself using the website’s well-populated knowledge base.

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
15 GB
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$2.70
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$3.24
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$8.10
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
15 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.70
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$3.24
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$8.10
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
8 GB
$150.20
Unlimited
4 x 3.50GHz
8 GB
$247.46
120 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
8 GB
$161.01
Unlimited
4 x 3.50GHz
16 GB
$279.88
1.95 TB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$182.62
1000 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$312.29
240 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$204.23
1.95 TB
8 x 2.50GHz
32 GB
$377.13
1000 GB
4 x 3.50GHz
8 GB
$215.04
240 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$344.71
1.95 TB
4 x 3.50GHz
16 GB
$247.46
480 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
32 GB
$398.74
1.95 TB
12 x 2.10GHz
32 GB
$452.77
3.91 TB
12 x 2.10GHz
64 GB
$593.25
480 GB
12 x 2.10GHz
32 GB
$463.58
960 GB
12 x 2.10GHz
64 GB
$614.86
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
8 GB
$150.20
Unlimited
4 x 3.50GHz
8 GB
$247.46
120 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
8 GB
$161.01
Unlimited
4 x 3.50GHz
16 GB
$279.88
1.95 TB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$182.62
1000 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$312.29
240 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$204.23
1.95 TB
8 x 2.50GHz
32 GB
$377.13
1000 GB
4 x 3.50GHz
8 GB
$215.04
240 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$344.71
1.95 TB
4 x 3.50GHz
16 GB
$247.46
480 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
32 GB
$398.74
1.95 TB
12 x 2.10GHz
32 GB
$452.77
3.91 TB
12 x 2.10GHz
64 GB
$593.25
480 GB
12 x 2.10GHz
32 GB
$463.58
960 GB
12 x 2.10GHz
64 GB
$614.86
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Mambo Microsystems

Bottom line on Mambo Microsystems

Mambo Microsystems sells a range of services including dedicated servers housed in a Tier IV data center. I experienced slow customer service, but I acknowledge that the plans are feature-packed and the prices are great.

Pros

  • 24/7 customer service
  • A well-populated knowledge base
  • 15-day money-back guarantee
  • Plenty of beginner-friendly features

Cons

  • Live chat operator did not pick up
  • Limited information about the data center

Find affordable African hosting at Mambo Microsystems

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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