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Thousands of companies and individuals trust us to register, renew and manage their domain assets. They trust us because we are always reliable and we always deliver the best products, the most competitive prices and support that is second to none.

Try us. Order or transfer your domain now. New domains can be registered within a few seconds. You can also point your domain name to one of our fantastic hosting products and be online within minutes.

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You Are In Control

We provide some of the most comprehensive management tools around. All domains come with Advanced DNS Management, Email and URL Forwarding as standard..

No Hidden Fees!

If you want to make nameserver/dns changes, setup redirection, transfer away or ask us any questions - there's no cost. It's all included in our price.

Privacy Protection Only R60

Hide your personal details from a Whois Lookup by enabling privacy protection. Where available, we charge R60 a year per domain.

Expert Technical Support

Our friendly and efficient support staff are expertly trained to answer any questions you may have no matter what time you happen to have them.

Domain Parking

Domain parking allows you to register a domain name and secure it for future use. The ideal solution if you want to secure a domain name and do not have a website ready. You can easily upgrade to a hosting account in the future. This service is avaliable for R10/year and gives you access to a full DNS editor and redirect options should you wish to redirect visits to another website

Domain Pointing/Redirection

Domain Pointing is the process of redirecting (pointing) additional domains to your primary domain. Increase visitors to your website by registering similiar or related domain name and pointing them to your main website. Click here for more information.

Domain Ownership

Our policy is to always register domain names in your name, as entered on signup. You will therefore have full rights to the domain name. Resellers can also register domains with their own clients details.

Dedicated IP Address (This can be ordered on checkout.)R30/month

This option is for advanced users only. A dedicated IP is required if you have a SSL certificate. We will not issue IP addresses for SEO usage. The SSL certificate is not included, see below or view our full list of SSL certificates here.

SSL Certificate (This needs to be ordered seperately. View/order SSL)R180/year

SSL certificates provide you with a competitive advantage by giving your visitors confidence that all of their personal data is protected including credit card details. We currently recommend a RapidSSL certificate as an entry level solution.

How long does it take to setup my account?

Accounts are setup instantly if paid by Credit Card, PayFast or PayPal. EFT payments are manually processed once proof is sent to billing@elitehost.co.za. You will receive your welcome email with all the necessary details within an hour of your payment during business hours and up to 8 hours after hours.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept the following forms of payment: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Credit Card (MasterCard and Visa), PayPal and Debit Order.

My website is currently hosted with another provider, will you be able to move my data over?

Yes, we offer a free migration service, this process is streamlined by our expert technical support team! We will move your website files, databases, emails (if possible), etc. from your old web hosting account to your new Elitehost account. Once your order is activated, simply submit a ticket to migrations department requesting the migration. Please include your existing login details that we would require. This only applies to shared and reseller hosting accounts making use of cPanel. Please email migrations@elitehost.co.za to discuss VPS migrations.

What is your minimum contract period?

We have no set minimum contract period, our hosting is billed from month to month, or at your selected billing cycle.

What do I do if I’m not happy with your service?

We're confident that you will not be disappointed with our service. However, in the event that you are disappointed with our service, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

Do you allow the hosting of adult content?

We have no problems in hosting adult e-commerce websites on our servers. However there are some restrictions on what can be classed as "adult content"; the content must be legal, and comply with SA laws. Anything that we consider too graphic or depicts the abuse of children, your account will be suspended immediately. Membership based adult websites/forums are strictly disallowed. If you're unsure please contact sales.

I’ve been told to secure my shopping website hosting with an SSL certificate, how do I do this?

An SSL certificate is an encrypted method which encrypts any data between the server and the client. We can provide you with an SSL certificate for R180/year including installation. This price excludes the static IP address which will be required to run the SSL certificate.

Can I upgrade my hosting package in the future?

You can do this automatically and instantly through our client area, my.elitehost.co.za - we only charge you the pro rata difference in price.

What is your uptime guarantee?

We offer a 99.9%+ uptime guarantee as per our Service Level Agreement (SLA). If your site isn't available 99.9% of the time within a given month, we will give you a pro-rated credit for the downtime.