Being struck with the problem of finding a decent host for myScoop that isn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg in terms of bandwidth usage, I have decided to explore some of South Africa’s hosting companies and compare their prices with one another. Note that I have used their middle to premium packages to calculate their cost per megabyte for this exercise and all servers are located in South Africa, with Linux operating systems.
|Elite Host||3000 mb||R 99.95||3.33c||1500 mb|
|Elite Host||4000 mb||R 129.95||3.24c||2000 mb|
|Ample Hosting||3000 mb||R 79.95||2.67 c||3000 mb|
|Ample Hosting||5000 mb||R 129.95||2.60 c||5000 mb|
|Hetzner||4000 mb||R 99.00||2.48 c||1000 mb|
|Hetzner||7000 mb||R 149.00||2.13 c||2000 mb|
|Hetzner||10 000 mb||R 279.00||2.79 c||3000 mb|
|Hetzner||15 000 mb||R 439.00||2.93 c||4000 mb|
|Afrihost||6000 mb||R 399.00||6.67 c||3000 mb|
|Afrihost||3000 mb||R 165.00||5.50 c||1500 mb|
|Web Africa||6000 mb||R 100.00||1.67 c||250 mb|
|Web Africa||12 000 mb||R 150.00||1.25 c||750 mb|
|Web Africa||25 000 mb||R 300.00||1.20 c||2000 mb|
Please note: These prices were correct as per the various company’s websites at the time of writing this article.