Domains and Hosting

How to sign up for a new Shared Hosting package

Shared hosting is when multiple websites are hosted on one server.

Think of the server as a pie, and everyone with a website gets a piece of the pie. People choose this option because it is inexpensive as resources are shared with other users. Many websites can be hosted on a single server and is maintained by the hosting provider.

Shared hosting offers two operating platforms to host on, namely Linux and Windows. To decide whether to go for Linux or Microsoft hosting you will have to identify what your website’s requirements are.

Linux is generally a more popular option because of its affordability, stability and many features.

Compare Shared and Dedicated Hosting. Read more on the difference between What is the difference between Shared Hosting and Dedicated / Cloud Hosting? options.

Sign up for a Shared Hosting package via the website.

Follow the steps below to sign up for a Shared Hosting package via the Afrihost website.

  • Go to the
  • Select the ‘Hosting’ tab from the menu at the top of the page.
  • Select ‘Shared Linux Web Hosting’ or ‘Shared Windows Web hosting’.

Linux or Windows? Read more on the difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting options to help you choose which one is best for you.

  • Select the Hosting package you require and click ‘Sign Up Now!’.

  • This will take you to the Order form, Select the ‘Web Hosting’ tab.

  • Select either the Linux or Windows Shared Hosting tab.

  • Ensure your chosen package is correct and click ‘Next Step’.

  • Select your Domain Option.

New Domain - Register a new domain that does not exist yet.

Transfer Domain - If you have a domain and want to transfer to Afrihost.

Self Management - If you already have a domain and want to manage it yourself.

  • Enter your Domain Name.

New Domain - Enter the domain you want to register and select from the available domains.

Transfer Domain - Enter the existing domain name.

  • Select ‘Next Step’

What is a domain name? A domain name is a set of letters and numbers which makes up the web address of your website. Read What is a domain name for more information.

This will take you to your shopping cart. Please confirm the product in the cart is correct. You will see the pro-rata rate you will pay for this month and the full monthly payments thereafter.

  • Select ‘Checkout’

  • Select a payment method. Add new or use existing payment details.
  • Accept the terms and conditions.
  • Select ‘Complete Order’.

When the sign up is completed you will be sent a Welcome e-mail.

The e-mail will contain your login details to your ClientZone and your cPanel or CWP login details so you can manage your domain from the control panel.

These will include your FTP details so you may upload your domain to the public_html folder in your cPanel or CWP.

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