Our Story

How we got started

Hostking was founded in 2011 in South Africa. We started small and humble, we still are humble. Like our name says our aim was to build an automated platform that would make Shared and VPS hosting fast and simple. And we did.

In a world where time is literally money, we wanted our customers to save on both by providing them a fast Shared and Cloud hosting platform with enough features to virtually do anything.

And then it all just happened, we grew up fast. Suddenly our small little company turned into a well-recognized South African Hosting provider known for our 24/7 amazing customer support.

Without successful clients, we wouldn't be around, which is what pushes us to provide the best service possible without compromising on quality or features.

"Your success is our success."

  • 2011Company Founded

    We started our website and had recieved our first 3 customers.

  • 2013Company Registered

    Founded with the goal of providing high quality hosting at an affordable price. Initially just providing Shared Hosting and Domain Registrations.

  • 2014Launched Reseller Hosting

    After providing Shared Hosting for about a year we began offering Reseller Hosting services.

  • 2015Launched Virtual Servers

    Expanded our service line to include Virtual Servers. Originally OpenVZ virtualization was used which was phased out and replaced with LXC and KVM virtualization.

  • 2016ISPA Membership Accepted

    Our application to become a member of the Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) was accepted.

  • 2017Data Center Migration to Hetzner

    To support the our customers better we moved our services into our own cabinets in the Hetzner DC in Johanessburg.

  • 2019Website expansion into African Countries

    We decided to launch our Services in Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Kenya.


We have proudly served over 5000 clients from different countries around the world.


Over 14,000 websites are hosted by us ranging from personal to businesses.

Response Time30 Minutes

Our goal is to respond to all support requests within 30 minutes or quicker for emergencies.

Our customers rate us as


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The Hostking Difference

Clients are more than just a number to us which is why we are here to help you succeed.

Reliable customer service that
you can count on

Don't hesitate to contact us if you ever need anything. We are always happy to help out, 24/7/365, rain or shine!

Experienced & trained support
ready to help

All support team members have years of experience in the hosting industry to ensure that any issues are handled quickly and correctly.

High quality hosting at an
affordable price

We are able to accomplish this goal by only utilizing premium infrastructure, and keeping our prices at a fair level.

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