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 solutions — Zinc, 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: