Reviews and expert opinion Vander Host

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
South African host Vander Host sells a range of hosting solutions. I'd feel better about this relatively new host if I'd been able to summon a pre-sales support response.

Overview

Vander Host Overview

Although South African host Vander Host’s English-language website doesn’t say when it was founded, its social media pages suggest that it’s been operational since 2018. However, the Vander brothers (whom I presume to be the founders) have worked in the hosting space since 1998.

This host’s offerings include shared hosting, VPS, WordPress hosting, Laravel hosting, reseller hosting, domain solutions, and FTP backups.

Features and Ease of Use

Vander Host offers five Linux shared hosting packages, five WordPress hosting packages, four Laravel hosting packages, 20 VPS packages, and three reseller hosting packages. Note that the main website doesn’t describe all the VPS packages, so you have to refer to the separate store pages.

The Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 1 GB to 20 GB storage space
  • 1 GB to 20 GB traffic
  • 1 to 1,000 mailboxes

Hosted websites sit on SSD storage that is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, and the FTP backup solutions can help safeguard your data. To help set up your website in the first place, you can install popular content management and other programs such as WordPress and Magento.

One relatively unique offering is the Laravel hosting.

Pricing and Support

Vander Host’s shared hosting packages are affordably priced, and you can pay for them in several currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, and ZAR) via PayPal, PayFast, and possibly other methods. Monthly and annual billing cycles are available, but you pay a significant setup fee for monthly billing. In contrast, annual billing is discounted and you get a free domain.

The shared, WordPress, and Laravel hosting packages come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you get a month to get your money back if you’re not satisfied with the services.

Vander Host’s 24/7 customer support team can be contacted by email, ticket system, contact form, or live chat. Unfortunately, my live chat and contact form approaches were unsuccessful. On the plus side, the self-support knowledge base is pretty well stocked:

Vander Host Support

Pricing

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Comparison

How does Vander Host match up to the competition?

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Bottom line on Vander Host

You could consider Vander Host if you’re looking for a South African provider of affordable hosting solutions.

Pros

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Significant discounts with higher billing cycles
  • Good knowledge base

Cons

  • No pre-sales support response
  • Setup fees for monthly billing

For affordable South African hosting solutions, see Vander Host.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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