The average cost of hosting a new website with 0-1,000 monthly traffic is R200 per year. However, if your website receives more than 1,000 page views per day, you will spend upwards of R500 per year to host it. Viral websites—those getting more than 10,000 daily visitors—spend more than R500 per month for hosting.
Each website hosting company has different and specific hosting plans which are priced according to resource allocation.
- The cost of hosting a new website in South Africa
There are many companies which offer cheap hosting services in South Africa for new websites. HostKing offers free hosting for new websites for one month. Thereafter, you will have the opportunity to purchase the premium plans. The cheapest and most ideal hosting plan for new websites at HostKing costs R12 per month.
Bluehost is also another popular web hosting company for WordPress websites in South Africa. A new blog is hosted for R40 per month. WordPress recommends Bluehost because it provides excellent web hosting services. To start hosting at Bluehost,click on this link to visit their website
Smartweb charges R59 per month to host a new website, which is not so expensive. The hosting company is also highly rated among bloggers.
- Cost of hosting medium and popular websites in South Africa
A popular website receives above 100,000 page views per month. Rarely do shared hosting plans host viral websites especially those receiving more than 1 million page views. It costs between R500 and R1,000 per month to host a medium traffic website in South Africa. One hosting company I would recommend for hosting such a website is A2 Hosting. You will spend an average of R 500 per month to host a viral website with over 1 million page views per month.To see all the plans by A2 Hosting,click on this link
Cost of hosting viral websites with over 1 million page views
If you own a website with more than 1 million page views per month, the best company for hosting such a website is Kinsta.You will spend approximately $60 per month. Kinsta can host a website of up to 100 million page views per month. To learn about all plans from Kinsta,click on this link
The more traffic a website receives, the more expensive it becomes to host it. At some point, hosting price goes past R500 per month.