Refer a friend.

How does the refer a friend program work?

If you refer someone to Afrihost and they join us you'll get 50% of their first bill off what you owe us. The person you refer will also get 50% discount off their first invoice. Win for you. Win for them.

How do I join the program?

If you are an Afrihost client you are already part of the program and you can begin referring people right away. Simply set up your own links in ClientZone and then send them to your friends or include them on your website.

How do I practically start referring people to Afrihost?
  • Go to

  • Click on the ‘Other Services’ tab.

  • Click on ‘Refer a Friend’.

  • In the left sidebar, click on 'Create Links’.

  • Setup your own unique referral links to one of our products.

  • Tell someone about us and our services via email, your website, Facebook, Twitter or any other method.

  • They click on your referral link.

  • If they sign up with us for any of the services they will get 50% off both their first pro-rata bill and their next full month's invoice.

  • Your account will get credited with an amount equal to 50% of their signed-up package that they signed up with from your referral with us.

When do I get the credit on my account? When does the person I refer get the discount?

Immediately! Please note though that if the person you referred fails to pay us or cancels the service any time within the first 3 months then the credit will be reversed off your account and you will owe that amount again.

Can I advertise this on my website?

Absolutely! You can include all your links on your website or you can include any (or all) of the many banners we have available for you.

Can I advertise this via email?

Yes you can. However, please note that you can only send this to people you know or to a legitimate email list of yours.

If you spam anyone we will immediately deactivate your referral links, reverse any credits you have received and close your referral program account with us. We have zero tolerance for spam and if you abuse this service in any way we will cancel your account and credits.

What happens if the person I refer to you does not pay you?

If at any time in the first 3 months after signing up the person you referred does not pay us or cancels that service with us we will reverse the credit that was given to you on their signup.

Where can I see how many people have signed up through my links?
  • Go to ClientZone.
  • Click on the ‘Other Services’ tab.
  • Click on ‘Refer a Friend’.
  • In the left sidebar, click on 'Reports’.

Here you will be able to see the number of signups that you have got through your different links, emails and banners that you use. This is a great way to see which strategies are working the best and where the best place will be for you to concentrate your efforts.

Do I need to be a client of Afrihost to refer a friend?

Yes. You need to have at least one active service or product with us in order to be able to benefit from the refer a friend program.

Which services that Afrihost offer qualify for the Refer a Friend program?

At the moment the following services qualify:

  • Linux Shared Hosting.
  • DSL.
How do I add banners to my website?
  • Go to

  • Click on the ‘Other Services’ tab.

  • Click on ‘Refer a Friend’.

  • In the left sidebar, click on 'Links and Banners'.

  • Choose the product that you want to get banners for and click on the 'Get Banner Codes' button.

  • Choose the shape and size banner you want to use.

  • Copy and paste the HTML text below the banner you want to use.

  • Paste this HTML text into the HTML of your website.

  • Alternately you can copy the banner image you like and simply use your link you created (PLEASE NOTE though that if you do this you will not track the performance of this banner in your Reports).

Can I make and use my own banners?

Yes you can! Simply use your link with any banner you created and you will be credited with the sale. This sale will be tracked under the link you used in the Reports section.

Can I send a tweet out on Twitter and include my link?

Yes you can - Any signups from people who click on your link will be credited to you.