The cheapest web hosting service in the country

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Web hosting is an online service that makes your website’s content accessible on the internet. When you purchase a hosting plan, you are renting space on a physical server to store all the website’s files and data.

Web hosts provide the hosting technology and resources required for the effective and secure operation of your website. They are responsible for keeping the server up and running, implementing security measures, and ensuring that data such as texts, photos, and other files are transferred successfully to the visitors’ browsers.

In this article, you will learn what web hosting is, how it works, and what are the different types of web hosting available.

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Types of web hosting services

We hosting is grouped into 5 categories namely:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • WordPress Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting

Explaining these types of web hosting services is a story for another day. Now after ths background on what web hosting is, let’s go onto the cheapest web hosting service in Zimbabwe.

NivaCity

NivaCity is a popular web hosting company which offers Cloud Hosting and VPS Hosting services. They are a South Africa based company who extended their outreach to Zimbabwe and made it possible for Zimbabweans to purchase their services using Paynow. Here in Zimbabwe the average price for the cheapest hosting plan for most web hosting providers is $3 which is quite cheap and affordable. However NivaCity managed to surpass that with their Direct Admin hosting plan going for $1.50. Now if you wanted to run a personal website or a project website which one would you choose? If my guess was right you would choose NivaCity. But let’s take a look at all of the plans they offer.

NivaCity’s shared hosting is divided into two groups. The first is cPanel web hosting and the second is Direct Admin web hosting.

cPanel web hosting

All of NivaCity’s sites are hosted on LiteSpeed servers hence speed is not a speciality for this hosting plan only. The cPanel hosting has 3 plans which are pretty much ideal for businesses and small websites. The plans are listed below.


Starter Plan

  • 1 Domain
  • 5GB disk space
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • 10 mySQL databases
  • 10 secure emails
  • MailChannels guaranteed email delivery
  • Free SSL certificate

The starter plan is going for $2.50/mo


Intermediate Plan

  • 5 Domains
  • 20GB Disk Space
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Secure Email Accounts
  • MailChannels Guaranteed Email Delivery
  • Free SSL Certificate

The intermediate plan is going for $4.50/mo


Deluxe Plan

  • Unlimited Domains
  •  Unlimited Disk Space
  •  Unmetered Bandwidth
  •  Unlimited MySQL Databases
  •  Unlimited Secure Email Accounts
  •  MailChannels Guaranteed Email Delivery
  •  Free SSL Certificate

The Deluxe Plan is going for $6.50/mo


Direct Admin web hosting

Now let’s get into their cheapest plans, the direct admin plans.


Starter Plan

  • 1 Domain
  • 5GB Disk Space
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 10 MySQL Databases
  • 10 Secure Email Accounts
  • MailChannels Guaranteed Email Delivery
  • Free SSL Certificate

The starter plan is going for $1.50/mo


Intermediate Plan

  • 5 Domains
  • 20GB Disk Space
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Secure Email Accounts
  • MailChannels Guaranteed Email Delivery
  • Free SSL Certificate

The intermediate plan is going for $3.50/mo


Deluxe Plan

  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Secure Email Accounts
  • MailChannels Guaranteed Email Delivery
  • Free SSL Certificate

The deluxe plan is going for $5.50/mo


Conclusion

If you’re someone who knows about the hosting services here in Zimbabwe, you would have noticed that their Direct Admin Deluxe Plan is almost the same price as other hosting providers’ Starter plans. So according to what I’ve come across lately, NivaCity has the cheapest hosting in Zimbabwe.


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