VPS (Virtual Private Servers)

Virtual Cloud Hosting gives you the benefits of your own server but with more flexibility and at a much lower cost.

VPS v the rest

Shared hosting runs on shared virtual resources and there are no dedicated RAM or CPU allocations. As your site grows, you may encounter performance issues because your website and database require more system resources. This is where Virtual Private Servers come in. VPS gives you dedicated virtual resources, including your own storage space, vCPU, RAM and bandwidth. By taking advantage of these resources, you optimise your application and enjoy improved performance and greater stability.

What exactly does ‘Virtual’ mean?

It means a number of physical machines brought together to form a virtual infrastructure. This is then centrally managed and provides a high degree of reliability and availability. The interaction with virtual servers is the same as dedicated servers: you get remote access via remote desktop or terminal SSH. VPS gives you computing resources at a lower price when compared to dedicated servers which means that ‘going virtual’ equates to more affordability for you or your business.


Tell me a bit more about the process and what I get?

Firstly, decide which package you want. (Hint – we’ve given you some tips above!) Then choose and order your Operating System and any add-ons. You get the dedicated allocations, and after we’ve provisioned your VPS we’ll send you an email with everything you to get started. You’re then good to go! You can stop and start your VPS from our Customer Zone – making it easy if you need to troubleshoot – and you also enjoy full remote and SSH access. icons

How reliable is Web Africa?

Established in 1997, we’re a proudly South African company with over 35 000 satisfied customers and a reputation as one of the country’s top internet service providers.Part of our success is down to the fact that we’ve partnered with one of the biggest network providers in Africa to ensure the quickest and most reliable internet experience for our customers.But it’s not just about speed and reliability. Our Web Hosting has been designed to global best practices and delivers bank-grade security complete with 24/7 monitoring, disaster recovery and light-speed connectivity. And in case things go wrong, you can depend on us. If you need us, we’re just a phone call, email or live chat away.