Running the latest Intel Xeon processors available in the server market, you can expect high quality performance. We also use high-end Intel server SSDs. This combination of hardware ensures that you get the best quality servers available in the South African market today.
We designed our systems at the architectural/conceptual level to ensure that our systems are robust and secure. This includes what types of hardware and software we run.
A default security feature that is implemented at CloudAfrica entails that any new server created is not accessible to the public internet without explicitly specifying so.
We also provide a fully managed firewall to protect all instances from common threats.
The control panel also provides full SSH-key management.
SSH is offered through a variety of options:
- via public IP address
- via the web console
Our Datacentre is located in Johannesburg. If you run a website or web application hosted in Europe/Asia, your website will be at the mercy of a number of providers, including: undersea-cable providers, foreign-ISPs and foreign infrastructure-providers. The number of potential points-of-failure increases exponentially.
Mitigate these risks by hosting locally.
At CloudAfrica, we let our commitment to great service speak for itself. This is why all our Support queries are handled by the engineering team.
We are committed to never offshore or compromise on Support, which is considered a core part of our products.
Our offices are located in the heart of North-Johannesburg (Rosebank). We offer support via a multitude of channels, including:
- Telephonic support (phone in and we will assist you)
- Email (log your errors and we will investigate)
- Slack/Chat (ZaTech)
Being a South African company also means that we operate during the same hours as our clients. If something goes down and is infrastructure-related, we will already be looking into it. For all other matters, our Support team is on stand-by.
The Support team can also assist with any type of post-install customizations.
Our price-to-quality ratio means that we are 1 of the most affordable cloud-providers in the market today.
By comparison, foreign cloud-providers offer an entry-level product at the US$5-10 range, whilst the cheapest CloudAfrica instance costs only US$2.25 .
Paying in ZAR also means that you are protected from forex-risk. When the exchange-rate fluctuates, your x-thousand Dollar hosting bill can end up costing 5-10% more on any given month.
Our billing structure is also pay-as-you-go and billed per-hour. This provides full transparency as to exactly how much you will be paying each month.
We offer a number of server Operating Systems to choose from. These include:
SmartOS 16.4.1 (32/64-bit)
Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 (64-bit)
Fedora 24/25 (64-bit)
CentOS 6.5/7 (64-bit)
Windows 2012 R2 Standard
Windows 2016 Standard
Apart from this, we are also 1 of the few providers in the entire world that offers the ability to run your containers directly on your server (without a hypervisor).
Having this feature allows users to maximize their resource/spend per server.
Hosting your servers with us ensures that you are POPI-compliant and that your sensitive data remains within South African borders.
We also operate under South African jurisdiction, which has some of the most stringent consumer-protection laws.