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OpenLiteSpeed Hosting
that’ll put you lightyears ahead

Experience cutting-edge web server technology designed for top performance across all major CMS platforms, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento. This state-of-the-art server delivers exceptional speed and efficiency, ensuring your website runs smoothly and reliably.

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OpenLiteSpeed hosting plans

Explore our OpenLiteSpeed hosting packages to find the perfect fit for your needs. Ideal for nearly every CMS, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento, this hosting solution ensures top performance and reliability. Join us and see the difference for yourself.

Starter

$7.03 per month

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  • 20GB SSD Storage
  • Host 1 Domain
  • 100 Subdomains
  • 25 Email Accounts
  • 1 FTP Account
  • 5 MySQL Databases

Basic

$11.88 per month

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  • 40GB SSD Storage
  • Host 2 Domains
  • 100 Subdomains
  • 25 Email Accounts
  • 1 FTP Account
  • 50 MySQL Databases

Power

$21.21 per month

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  • 100GB SSD Storage
  • Host 3 Domains
  • 500 Subdomains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • 5 FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases

Shop

$35.39 per month

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  • 200GB SSD Storage
  • Host 5 Domains
  • 1000 Subdomains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • 10 FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases

LiteSpeed Hosting Plans: Monthly Contract, Monthly Billing, Cancel Anytime.
*.africa domain name is registered free when used as the primary domain for the hosting account. Renewed annually at the normal price.
*Unlimited Web Traffic (Bandwidth): HOSTAFRICA reserves the right to reduce the bandwidth in cases of extensive use. Contact us if you have any questions.

OpenLiteSpeed hosting features and capabilities

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    QUIC.cloud CDN Access

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    Private cache for logged-in users

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    Image Optimization (Lossless/Lossy)

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    Minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML

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    Minify inline & external CSS/JS

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    Combine CSS/JS

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    Automatically generate Critical CSS

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    Lazy-load images/iframes

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    Responsive Image Placeholders

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    Multiple CDN Support

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    Load CSS Asynchronously

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    Defer/delay JS loading

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    Browser Cache Support

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    Database Cleaner and Optimizer

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    PageSpeed score optimization

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    OPcode Cache Support

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    HTTP/2 Push for CSS/JS

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    DNS Prefetch

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    Cloudflare API

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    Single Site and Multisite (Network) support

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    Import/Export settings

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    Attractive, easy-to-understand interface

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    WebP image format support

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    Heartbeat control

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    Automatic page caching

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    Automatic cache purging

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    Object Cache (Memcached/LSMCD/Redis) Support

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    Caching of WordPress REST API calls

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    Separate caching of desktop and mobile views

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    Ability to schedule purge for specified URLs

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    WooCommerce and bbPress support

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    Exclude from cache by URI, Cookie, User Agent

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    WordPress CLI commands

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    API system for easy cache integration

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    Smart preload crawler with support for sitemaps

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    Multiple crawlers for cache varies

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    HTTP/2/3 & QUIC support

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    ESI (Edge Side Includes) support

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    Widgets and Shortcodes as ESI blocks

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    WordPress CLI commands

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    API system for easy cache integration

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    Smart preload crawler with support for sitemaps

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Client reviews

Our clients have rated our hosting services and support 5 stars!

  • Thank you HOSTAFRICA

    Our company has been with HOSTAFRICA for 7 and a half years. Being a florist, I am not 100% tech savvy but the wonderful staff at HOSTAFRICA always assist effectively and efficiently so that we can make sure that there are no interruptions to our website. Thank you HOSTAFRICA for being so awesome!
  • All you need!

    Although you build your own website, HOSTAFRICA make it seamless. The support response is incredibly fast - even on weekends. I’m paying R99 for support, storage, 25 emails, and cpanel also, I’m using their light speed server for Wordpress. Over and above that, they put you in the right direction to get your website optimal as well as getting your emails to end up in an inbox and not spam. My mobile page rating score is 94 out of 100.
  • Excellent live support

    HOSTAFRICA has excellent support. Their live chat support is always available and they answer questions quickly. The support person even phoned me after one of our chats to make sure I got the answer. Pretty awesome. Their registration process and backend is easy to follow as well.
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Expert support

Expect top-notch quality support with response times faster than making a cup of tea. Our lightning-quick support staff will promptly address your issues, ensuring your operations get back on track swiftly. That's a support team you can rely on.

Powerful DirectAdmin OpenLiteSpeed hosting, includes spam filtering

Enhance your high-performance web server with plugins that elevate your experience. Ensure top-notch security and secure mailing with SpamExperts. Maximize efficiency with QUIC CDN and LS Cache. With these powerful additions, your web server will operate at lightning speed.

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QUIC CDN

Built within the LSCache plugin and part of the LiteSpeed family, you’ll have access to the QUIC CDN that has global servers.

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Cutting Edge Tech

OpenLiteSpeed provides the fastest HTTPS and HTTP/2 performance, with HTTP2 server push support, Edge Side Includes (ESI) cache, and Brotli Compression.

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Advanced Caching

Enjoy the robust LSCache plugin that offers a multitude of options and allows for an intelligent and accurate server-level caching system.

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Incremental Daily Website Backups

Automatic backups through Acronis ensures your data is recoverable from within your control panel. You can restore individual files, mailbox’s, databases, or the entire account.

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Full Featured Control Panel

We use the industry-leading control panel: DirectAdmin. It offers a wealth of features that make managing your website, emails, files, databases, filters, and more effortless.

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Automatic Malware & Vulnerability Removal

Imunify360 & ImunifyAV are able to remove vulnerabilities and malware safely and automatically. They’ll scan whenever a new file is uploaded.

Get your business online today!

Join the thousands of happy clients hosting with us.

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Resources and add-ons

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Option
Price

Additional SSD data storage tiers

We offer the following tiered fees for shared hosting disk space if you need more storage.

Tier
Price per GB
20 GB to 40 GB
$0.52
40 GB to 100 GB
$0.3
100 GB to 200 GB
$0.26
200 GB+
$0.19
SSD
All our servers run on SSD storage
SSL certificate
Included
Daily Backups
Acronis backups included
DirectAdmin
Latest control panel included
Starter Basic Power Business
Speed 200 300 400 600
PMEM 2048 3072 4096 6144
IO 128 MB/s 192 MB/s 256 MB/s 384 MB/s
IOPS 768 1024 2048 4096
EP 40 45 50 60
NPROC 200 250 300 400

Option
Price

Additional SSD data storage tiers

We offer the following tiered fees for shared hosting disk space if you need more storage.

Tier
Price per GB
20 GB to 40 GB
$0.52
40 GB to 100 GB
$0.3
100 GB to 200 GB
$0.26
200 GB+
$0.19
SSD
All our servers run on SSD storage
SSL certificate
Included
Daily Backups
Acronis backups included
DirectAdmin
Latest control panel included

Starter

Speed 200
PMEM 2048
IO 128 MB/s
IOPS 768
EP 40
NPROC 200

Basic

Speed 300
PMEM 3072
IO 192 MB/s
IOPS 1024
EP 45
NPROC 250

Power

Speed 400
PMEM 4096
IO 256 MB/s
IOPS 2048
EP 50
NPROC 300

Business

Speed 600
PMEM 6144
IO 384 MB/s
IOPS 4096
EP 60
NPROC 400

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Frequently asked questions

If you still have unanswered questions, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to assist.

OpenLiteSpeed servers are event-driven servers, and less hardware is needed to handle the same load as a process-based server. This means the CPU and RAM don’t need to be used as much, freeing them up to make your website faster.

It depends on what you’re looking for. OpenLiteSpeed has incredible server speeds, resource distribution and allocation, and security. Apache is more user friendly, and also has these features but does not outperform LiteSpeed.

Both have event-driven architecture, making them speedier than Apache. LiteSpeed has shown better results on benchmarks tests when up against NGINX, however.

With an OpenLiteSpeed web server, your site will be able to handle more traffic without sacrificing speed or requiring more resources.

Yes, with additional modsec rules, anti-ddos measures, the http/3 protocol (and some other cool features), OpenLiteSpeed is a lot more secure than traditional hosting.