Are you new business / startup looking to register new domain, get business address and hosting for your new website, there are many good hosting companies in South Africa and no need to register your domain with overseas companies like Godaddy. There many advantage for local business to register domain with local hosting company.
In this blog post will show you how to register a domain with Afrihost for R39 per month. Here the steps to follow in order to get best offer for new domain.
This is a linux hosing, it’s good for all your WordPress hosting ( I do not recommend windows hosting, you should always go with Linux hosing, only if there is a real reason for windows hosting)
Select the package you prefer then click Sign up (please note, if you just started you can go with Silver Home Linux package for R39 per month, you can always upgrade at later stage from your client zone at Afrihost.)
After you click sign up Now, you will get redirected to the bellow page
Make sure that the correct package is selected. and then click Next Step
2) Domain Options
In this step the main options are new domain (if you want to create new domain) and transfer domain (in case you have a domain with other company and you want to move to Afrihost)
For new domain you need to click on New Domain option as it shown bellow:
3) Choose a name for your domain / website
On the next screen, enter the domain name you prefer, like your company name for example.
You will see options of available name to choose from on the right side with different extension options (like .co.za / .com) each with different pricing.
Note .co.za is free for the first year (you only pay for hosting)
Follow the rest steps of creating account with Afrihost and the last step is payment, here you have 2 options, either with credit card payment, or debit order (This is needed to verify the ownership of the account, you can not make payment with EFT or bank deposit until your account is verified.)
If you are using Passport as your ID and not South African ID, you are required to send copy of your passport to Afrihost for verification.
With Linux hosting from Afrihost you will get affordable hosting with latest server requirements for WordPress, latest version of PHP (7) and also you get free cpanel SSL (good for your SEO)
All your domain management is done using client zone, and your hosting using cpanel where you can create your email, upload your website etc.