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South African Internet Service Provider, MWEB, has just announced the launch of Uncapped Hosting at only R19 a month. This market innovation mirrors its uncapped ADSL offering which was launched last year. This is said to be a first for consumers, in what MWEB refers to as its “continuing to drive innovation and change for the benefit of the South African internet space”.
“We are constantly looking for ways to provide consumers with a world-class online experience and, with our new Uncapped Hosting product, supported by uncapped ADSL, South Africans will be able to afford a convenient, easy to understand package to kick-start their business website without the cost-related and admin intensive concerns” says Carolyn Holgate, General Manager of MWEB Connect.
According to MWEB uncapped hosting will allow South Africans to put their business on the map with all the essential features in a secured shared hosting space. The ISP has taken all the elements needed for a website and bundled it into one easy to use package. The fixed rate hosting bundle conveniently includes no limit to the amount of traffic to your website which means you’ll incur no additional charges, and uncapped storage space.
There is also a free .co.za domain name (e.g.mybusiness.co.za) and a personalised email address (e.g.John@mybusiness.co.za) with five additional aliases (e.g. email@example.com). Users will receive a MySQL database which is easy to deploy and administer and offers a range of benefits for your website, such as listing product catalogues and suppliers details, for example.
All this is locally hosted at MWEB’s South African data centers, allowing user’s websites to download faster for local visitors.
“We have always taken a strong stance in getting start-up businesses off the ground and assisting them in meeting their business technology needs from launch to growth phase. The beauty of Uncapped hosting is that it establishes an online presence for your business or personal use that is both affordable and convenient. In addition, MWEB ADSL customers will get MWEB uncapped hosting for free for the first year,” Holgate continues.
According to MWEB, it will provide the website, registers it for its customers and renews their domain on an annual basis. This will ensure that customers have a domain for life and alleviating all the admin intensive tasks that are required when getting a website online.
“We are extremely proud to be launching the Uncapped hosting platform at such an affordable price and to make it a reality for South African small business owners and consumers to put their product, brands and name in the market. Together with the launch of Uncapped ADSL in March 2010, we believe that we have found the perfect business solution for small business owners.” concludes Holgate.