Website hosting

Secure, stable and scalable website hosting for personal and small business websites.

Plans

Our website hosting plans are perfect for businesses, individuals and bloggers who need an affordable, reliable website hosting platform.

Whether you’re starting your first website or need a solution for your business, our website hosting plans are designed to fully accommodate from the most basic to the most complex requirements.

All plans come with unlimited bandwidth in accordance with our acceptable use policy.

Website 1

R25/mo

1 website

1 GB SSD storage

1 SSD database

Website 2

R35/mo

1 website

2 GB SSD storage

1 SSD database

Website 3

R45/mo

5 websites

3 GB SSD storage

5 SSD databases

Website 4

R65/mo

20 Websites

1 GB SSD storage

20 SSD databases

Why choose website hosting?

cPanel control panel

cPanel is a hosting control panel that simplifies the process of website hosting. It comes packed with simple to configure features, allowing you to manage and fine-tune your hosting environment to suit your needs. cPanel is included with all website, cloud, and reseller hosting plans. Create mailboxes, add domains, manage your files or databases and much more with cPanel.

Develop in your own language

We support many leading server scripting languages and frameworks. Build your website in your favourite language. We support MySQL, Ruby, Python, PERL, PHP and more so you can develop your website or application in the language that you love. Build scalable, powerful applications that delight your users.

Guaranteed uptime

Our cloud computing system has been designed to guarantee your website an uptime of 99.99%. If you experience more than 0.1% downtime annually you will be compensated.

Easy website creation

With our simple drag and drop website builder you can create a beautiful website in no time.

Free website migrations

Our migrations experts will help you move your hosting from your current provider to us for free.

Quick setup

In just a few clicks you can have a shiny new website up and running with us. If you need help, give us a call and we will guide you through it.

CloudFlare enhanced

Cloudflare adds a protection and performance layer to your website. Not only does it enhance the speed, security and performance of your website, but it also protects your site from DDoS attacks.

Additional security features include email protection by ClamAV and Immunify360, password protected folders, hotlink and leech protection.

Email hosting included

Our website hosting plans come with unlimited mailboxes. Choose from POP3 and IMAP with SMTP to send and receive emails. Our email system is compatible with all desktop and mobile clients. There is also a webmail interface that allows you to access your mailboxes from any browser, securely.

Free SSL certificates

We have partnered up with Let’s Encrypt to bring you a free SSL certificate with every website hosting plan. SSL certificates add a layer of security to your website that helps prevent specific types of web attacks. Google recently announced that websites with SSL certificates will take preference over those without when ranking a website in the search results.

Simply scalable

Increase the resources of your website as you need. If your website needs more power, you can seamlessly upgrade from website hosting to cloud hosting within minutes. Cloud hosting gives you all the features and benefits of regular website hosting, with the advantage and power of dedicated cloud resources.

Enterprise hardware

Our website hosting infrastructure is built with carrier-grade Supermicro hardware and utilizes Intel Xeon processors and super fast solid state hard drives.

Tier 4 Data Centre

Our cloud architecture is hosted across a number of fully fault-tolerant tier 4 data centres around the world. With redundant, dual-powered uplinks, storage, servers, cooling, fire suppression and HVAC systems, your data is guaranteed.

Lightning fast network

Give your website the speed it needs with a high-performance website hosting plan. Our all-SSD cloud architecture and 40Gbps network guarantee an uptime and throughput that will blow your mind.

Ready for IPv6?

We are. Our network is full native IPv6 ready and compliant, so you can be confident that we have you covered for the next generation of internet.

1 click applications

Your website hosting plan comes with Softaculous, an open-source script library that automates and simplifies the installation of web applications like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and over 400 other apps. With Softaculous you can install, update or even restore your blog, website, or e-commerce site.

Cloud backup

With JetBackup, we protect your website data from data loss or crashes with our industry-leading off-site backup system. Backups happen weekly and are stored for a month. Speak to us if you want to increase your backup retention.

Who benefits?

Website hosting plans are perfect for small to medium businesses, hotels and restaurants, professional bloggers, freelance writers, and photographers.

Features

Hosting features

cPanel control panel
unlimited bandwidth
all SSD cloud infrastructure
99.9% uptime guarantee
month-to-month contracts
weekly off-site backups

Support features

tutorials and how-to videos
premium support via phone, WhatSapp, and ticket system

Application features

popular CMS’s supported
1-click app installs
latest PHP & MySQL

Email features

POP3 and IMAP email accounts with SMTP
unlimited mailboxes
SpamExperts professional spam filter
webmail: Horde, roundcube, Squirrelmail

Security features

free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
advanced firewall
advanced DDoS protection
Intrusion Detection System
malware detection & removal
brute force protection

Technical specifications

Core software

  • CloudLinux
  • Apache
  • WHM/cPanel
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Softaculous
  • ionCube Loader
  • Perl
  • Ruby

Database

  • MySQL (MariaDB)
  • phpMyAdmin

Security

  • CloudLinux OS
  • CageFS
  • Hardened PHP
  • SecureLinks
  • ClamAV scanner
  • Immunify360 Firewall
  • Immunify360 Malware scanner
  • Immunify360 Proactive defense
  • CloudFlare
  • mod_security2

Stability

  • LVE Manager
  • JetBackup
  • CloudFlare

Performance

  • mod_lsapi
  • mod_http2

Not sure which hosting plan to choose?

No problem. Send us a ticket with your hosting needs and we’ll get back to you with the perfect solution.

WordPress Manager

cPanel recently introduced the WordPress manager option under the “Applications” section of your cPanel dashboard. It allows you to easily install and manage your WordPress blog right from cPanel.

WordPress is a popular, open-source content management system that powers millions of websites all over the world. There are thousands of free and premium WordPress themes and plugins available.

Time to scale up?

Starting at R85.00 per month you can enhance the speed and performance of your website with Cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is as simple as regular website hosting but with enhanced dedicated cloud resources. You get the additional disk space, memory and processing power that comes with a virtual cloud server, with the added ease that comes with cPanel.

If you are a developer, digital marketing agent or website designer, you may be more interested in our reseller hosting plans. Get your very own WHM web host manager and add as many website plans as you need. Increase your profits by adding website hosting to your list of services. We manage the hosting infrastructure for you so you can focus on expanding your business.

Easy-to-install applications

Softaculous makes it super easy to install popular applications like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and many more. It has over 400 applications that unpack effortlessly onto your hosting plan.

Portals / CMS

  • Joomla!
  • Drupal
  • PHP-Fusion
  • Concrete5
  • modx
  • CMS made simple
  • e107
  • xoops cube

Wikis

  • MediaWiki
  • DokuWiki
  • PmWiki
  • WikkaWiki

Blogs

  • WordPress
  • Open Blog
  • serendipity
  • dotclear
  • b2evolution
  • Textpattern
  • ghost

E-Commerce

  • AbanteCart
  • OpenCart
  • PrestaShop
  • Magento
  • WHMCS
  • cubecart
  • osCommerce
  • Loaded

Forums

  • phpBB
  • simple machines forum
  • MyBB
  • Advanced electron forums
  • Vanilla forums
  • punbb
  • XMB
  • FluxBB

Galleries

  • Gallery
  • Piwigo
  • Coppermine
  • Zenphoto
  • TinyWebGallery
  • phpAlbum
  • 4images
  • Pixelpost

Frequently asked questions

What is website hosting?

Website hosting is sometimes referred to as shared hosting. It is an affordable way of getting your website online. Your website sits on a server that is shared by other users and is kept online 24/7. Shared hosting is much cheaper than owning and maintaining your own web server.

How do I pick the right hosting plan?

We recommend starting small, and scaling up as your needs grow. If you are a home user, starting a small, low traffic blog, then “website 1” is probably more than sufficient. For a small to medium-sized business, you may want a bit more space for your mailboxes and website. For eCommerce websites as well as company mailboxes, we would recommend looking at our cloud hosting plans instead. As always you can speak to one of our cloud experts to select the perfect plan for you.

What do I get with my web hosting plan?

Your website hosting plan comes with everything you need to get your website live on the internet. Your plan comes with cPanel control panel to help you manage every aspect of your website. It allows you to manage your mailboxes, databases and website files. You can also view website statistics and resource usage. If you need help with anything, you can always look through our tutorials, or contact one of our support agents and we will solve your problem.

Do you offer support?

Yes of course! Our main objective is to support you while using our hosting platform. We are constantly creating easy step-by-step guides to help to solve any problem you might be facing. If you can’t find a solution in our tutorials section, you can always contact one of our friendly support agents. We have open WhatsApp, email, and telephone support.

Do I have to buy a domain name with my website hosting plan?

You can sign up for a hosting plan without needing to register a domain name. If you have an existing domain name with another registrar, you can still use it with your Linux website hosting plan. During the checkout process, just choose the option to use your own domain and you are good to go.

How do I manage my website and databases on Cloud Matrix’s website hosting plans?

Cloud Matrix’s website hosting plans come with cPanel, the most popular and powerful website hosting control panel. cPanel allows you to manage your website files (file manager), databases (phpMyAdmin) and email accounts from a single, easy to use web interface.

How many websites can I host on one plan?

Our website hosting plans are very flexible in that we do not limit you to the number of websites/domains you can host on a plan. We have allocated unlimited addons and parked domains to each plan. Just remember to pay attention to the number of databases and disk space allocated to the plan you choose.

Is there a money back guarantee on your hosting services?

While we do not offer a “money back guarantee” with our hosting plans, we do give new clients credit when signing up so that you can try us out risk-free. If you are not happy with our services, you can cancel your plan anytime before the 25th of each month.

Do your hosting plans include email hosting as well?

Yes. All of our website hosting plans include IMAP and POP email hosting. You also have access to a choice of webmail interfaces including horde, roundcube, and SquirrelMail.

You can create as many mailboxes as you would like through the cPanel interface. Disk space is allocated to your entire account, which means that it is shared between your mailboxes, website files, and anything you upload to the server.

If you prefer a more comprehensive email suite we are able to offer G Suite and Office365 integration.

Can I upgrade or downgrade my plan?

Yes, you sure can! Upgrading or downgrading your hosting plan is easy. Simply request the plan change from your client area, or contact one of our support staff to assist.

Do you offer windows shared hosting?

No, unfortunately not. At this time, and for the foreseeable future, we will not be offering Microsoft Windows on any of our hosting plans.

Can I sub-divide and resell my hosting plan?

We don’t permit subdividing your website hosting plans. We do however offer Reseller hosting plans that allow you to create your own customised hosting plans to resell to your own clients.

What is SSD?

SSD stands for solid state drives. Solid state drives are enterprise hard drives that have no moving parts. This new type of hard drive uses less power and can perform up to 5 times faster than their spinning disk ancestors. Our entire cloud system is built on top of SSD’s to make sure you get only the fastest speeds from your websites and applications.