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BlueSteam offers multiple web hosting packages to fit your needs with a rock-solid 30 day money back guarantee and awesome technical support on all web hosting plans. BlueSteam has been hosting websites since 2005 and we pride ourselves in providing the best support possible with exceptional quality, rapid support responses, reliable server performance, and a caring customer service.
The below plans provide a complete web hosting solution which are designed to accommodate almost everyone. We provide everything you need to start your website, maintain, and grow your online business.
Choose from either SA Web Hosting or UK Web Hosting packages enabling you to choose your target markets better when building your SEO.
SA Website Hosting vs UK Website hosting
South African website hosting means that your website and email content are physically located in the South African borders. Search Engines will prioritise content within the borders of the specific country when displaying search results to your visitors. BlueSteam offers website hosting in both South Africa and the UK allowing you to make better decisions from an SEO perspective.
Are you a web designer or you have many websites? Take advantage of our Bulk Package Discount offerings.
Choose your Web Hosting Package
Choose your web hosting package to get started. Each package comes with a free domain name for the first year on an annual purchase.
R249 Per Year *Annually Only
R649 Per Year 40% Savings!!
R999 Per Year 30% Savings!!
R1999 Per Year 20% Savings!!
With unlimited bandwidth, you can be sure that your website will stay online.
Unlimited Email Accounts
Create as many emails as your package can hold.
Unlimited MySQL Databases
When your website requires more than 1 database.
Expand your web presences with multiple sub-domains.
Unlimited Parked Domains
Multiple TLD's of the same domain is key to protecting your brand. Park as many as you like.
Website Usage Statistics
Keep an eye on how your website is performing with our easy to use website usage statistics.
FREE Spam Protection
With every package, we offer free spam protection for your peace of mind when sending and receiving emails.
FREE Weekly Backups
With our backup facility, you will have a weekly backup of your data to restore with ease.
Every email address has access to an online webmail facility for you to access anywhere in the workd.
You can forward every email you receive in your mailbox to another mailbox and have as many forwarders as you want.
Autoresponders can be crucial to maintaining a business lead when you're unavailable or just sending a notice.
Softaculous Auto Installer
Softaculous lets you focus on using apps rather than spending time on installing them.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICAN WEB HOSTING AND UK WEB HOSTING?
South African Web Hosting
All your website content, emails and anything else related to your account is placed on a server within the South African borders and served to all visitors from that location.
UK Web Hosting
All your website content, emails and anything else related to your account is placed on a server within the UK borders and served to all visitors from that location.
WHY OFFER BOTH SOUTH AFRICAN WEB HOSTING AND UK WEB HOSTING?
Google Ranking Varies for Different Countries and therefore a visitor searching for your website will see your site ranking higher in search engine results if your website is hosted in their country of origin. A person sitting in a country other than where your website is hosted will not see the same search results.
South African web hosting is generally more expensive than hosting overseas as the infrastructure in our country is not yet readily cost-effective here locally. However, BlueSteam strives to bring great value for money to our customers and we therefore have kept the costs the same no matter where you host.
The further a visitor is from your web hosting location will affect the performance of the loading times of your website to that visitor. Therefore, the closer the content is place to the visitors, the faster your website will load for them giving them a better overall experience.
Do I still need to buy a Domain Name when purchasing web hosting?
Every website needs a domain name. However if you already have a domain name registered and wish to leave it with it’s current registrar, then you can simply point your domain name to our name servers. If you would like to transfer your domain to us then you can also do so without purchasing another domain. Alternatively, you can purchase a domain name through us. We offer you a free .za domain name for the first year on select packages. Thereafter, the normal recurring domain renewal fee will be applicable.
The free tld(top level domain) extensions that we offer with each bundle are:
If you would like an international tld(top level domain) extension such as a .com or .org instead, then that will be added as an additional cost.
Do I get a free domain name with my hosting package?
On Annual signups, where indicated, a free domain for the first year is available with your your hosting package. Free domains are not available on our month-to-month offerings.
After the first year, you will be sent an invoice to renew that domain. See our domain name pricing schedule here for prices on all TLD(Top Level Domain) extensions.
NOTE: Domain Transfers do not qualift for the first year free as this is an already registered domain.
Is the free website builder truly free?
Absolutely! BlueSteam does not charge any additional fees to enable you to create your own website.
NOTE: The Free Website Builder is only available on our UK Hosting packages.
HOW CAN I UPGRADE MY PLAN?
You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at anytime. Simply log in to the client area, find the relevant service in the dashboard and click on the Upgrade/Downgrade button.
WHEN WILL I BE INVOICED?
The billing run occurs 30days before due date. Therefore, you will receive and invoice 30 days prior to the day that your invoice must be settled giving you enough time to arrange settlement of your account.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
At present, BlueSteam offers three forms of payment. Normal EFT, Payfast and Snapscan.
A payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. They enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers using either your credit card or a straight EFT from your bank account.
Snapscan has over 25 000 merchants and a vast user network across South Africa. The app supports credit cards and most debit cards from any local bank, as well as 3D Secure-enabled international bank cards. Simple scan the provided QR code on your invoice and pay.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY SUBRSCRIPTION EXPIRES?
If your account reaches its due date, BlueSteam still allows a grace period of 5 days for your to settle your account. If your account reaches 9 days overdue, then a late fee of R250 is added to the account. If your account is still not settled after this, the account is then terminated after 30days of the due date to free up resources for paying customers.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REACH A DATA LIMIT?
Because we offer unlimited bandwidth and the only limitation on your account is your web storage and the number of addon domains you can assign to your account, once, you reach these limits, the next step is to upgrade your account to one that is larger than your current package.
HOW SECURE IS MY PAYMENT INFO?
BlueSteam does not store your payment information. The payment facilities that we use are countrywide services and all payments made through their facilities are protected by a secure and encrypted connection.