Reviews and expert opinion uHostAfrica

Ranked 2362nd from 3627 Web Hosting
4.1
  • Features
    4.2
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.1
  • Pricing
    4.1
Server locations
Great Britain
South Africa
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Web Hosting Expert

uHostAfrica markets itself as one of Africa's leading web design and hosting companies. This may be true, but in international terms, it's probably merely average.

Overview

uHostAfrica

Private limited company uHostAfrica seeks to be one of Africa’s leading web cloud hosting providers. It offers shared web hosting, WordPress hosting, virtual servers, website builders, and domain services.

Features and Ease of Use

uHostAfrica’s cloud-based web hosting solutions come with these features:

  • Free .zw domain name
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL
  • Unlimited traffic
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Linux and Windows support
  • Weekly backups of files and emails
  • One-click WordPress installer

The three shared web hosting solutionsZinc, Emerald, and Tanzanite — are distinguished by increasing resources. Whereas the Zinc hosting package is ideal for personal blogs and startup businesses, the Emerald plan may be more suitable for fast-growing websites that require more resources, and the Tanzanite plan provides features that may be necessary for mission-critical websites. At all accounts levels, the hosting solutions support the latest technologies, including the latest versions of PHP and MySQL.

This vendor has implemented strict security measures and firewall protection rules to prevent intrusions by third parties. It also performs daily and weekly backups of web hosting accounts via R1Soft backup tools that allow you to restore easily in the event of a disaster.

uHostAfrica’s cloud infrastructure sits in two primary data center locations: Manchester (U.K.) and Capetown (South Africa). These data centers are built to the highest standards to provide users with the best quality hosting services. You benefit from 99.9% server availability.

Pricing and Support

The shared hosting solutions are all offered at introductory monthly prices, which then increase at renewal time. Although prices are presented in U.S. dollars, the currency can be changed at the checkout to British pounds, Zimbabwe dollars, South African rands, or Kenyan shillings.

You get a 30-day money-back guarantee (and I’ve even seen hints of a 60-day money-back guarantee) so that you have some time to change your mind.

This host publishes a self-support knowledge base, but it contains only 20 articles. It’s a good thing, then, that you can summon self-support via telephone, ticket, live chat, or WhatsApp, but only during working hours on weekdays. I was pleased to receive a pre-sales support response within 20 minutes:

uHostAfrica

A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from uHostAfrica

Bottom line on uHostAfrica

If it isn’t already, uHostAfrica’s cloud infrastructure and innovative products could make it a preferred African hosting provider. One of the few things it doesn’t offer is dedicated servers.

Pros

  • Linux and Windows web hosting support
  • Daily and weekly R1Soft backups
  • Money-back guarantee(s)
  • 99.9% server availability

Cons

  • No dedicated server solutions
  • No obvious email address

For African cloud hosting, visit uHostAfrica.

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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