SiveHost.com is a South African hosting company founded in 2010. It provides domain registration, SSL certificates, shared hosting, reseller hosting, managed, and unmanaged dedicated servers. It serves clients through data centers located in South Africa and the United States. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Its shared plans have the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 1GB to 15GB storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
SiveHost.com provides cPanel on all its plans. It is one of the most widely used control panels because of its simple graphic user interface. Even a newbie in website hosting will have little to no difficulties understanding cPanel. From it, you can schedule backups, set up databases, and perform all other administrative work that concerns your account.
SiveHost.com’s customers also have access to website building tools. You don’t need to have knowledge of HTML or coding to create your own website with these tools. Even if you are a professional web developer and you want to create a simple website quickly, the website builder will save you loads of time creating a website from scratch.
There is also the one-click installer. With one click of a button, you can automatically install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and OpenCart on your blog or E-commerce website. Overall, it supports 2500+ applications
SiveHost.com provides SSD drives to store data. If you are a business owner looking to have an online presence, you should be particular about the storage type. No matter the other technical optimizations you make on your server, if the hardware and software aren’t top-notch, you won’t get top-notch experience and SSDs can make a difference.
All of SiveHost.com’s shared plans are available for reselling. So, you can sell to your own clients and auto invoice them with SiveHost.com’s Auto-invoice App.
Pricing and Support
SiveHost.com has three shared hosting plans that are low-priced. From individuals to growing businesses, you can choose any of its shared plans that suit your needs. There is no monthly subscription on offer; you can subscribe for an annual or biennial period.
That is not an advantage to people who don’t want to commit to a long duration. However, it does have a 30-day money-back guarantee just in case you are not satisfied with its service after subscribing.
In addition, it offers a free migration service to clients who wish to transfer from another hosting provider to its servers, and it upsells its website design and logo creation service when ordering hosting. To make payments, you can use PayPal, bank transfer, credit cards, and PayFast.
Support for clients is available through a knowledge base and FAQ with tutorials, ticketing system, email, and WhatsApp. However, when I sent an email, support didn’t reply, even though I waited for over three weeks.