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M-Squared Web & Hosting

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Uncover the story behind who we are and where it all began.

Our Story.

M-Squared Designs,  Web & Hosting is based in Umtentweni on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. We are a husband and wife team Ernst & Martha and we started creating websites as a hobby all the way back in  2000 but it quickly became a full time passion. We are lucky to be living the dictum “Find a job you love and you won’t have to work another day in your life!”

We look for solutions that fit your budget.

Coming from small business backgrounds we understand what it takes to bring a business online.  From budget constraints to how to best portray your business in a professional way.

We would love to add value to your business.  So don’t hesitate to contact us.


Web design. Web development. Web Hosting.  Email Hosting. Dedicated Server Hosting.  Domain Registration & Hosting.

Our Journey.


Building websites in HTML!  Best viewed in 800 x 600 🙂 Who still remember those days?  This however gave us a good grounding in the fundamentals of website building and are necessary skills we still use today to customise websites.


This was the year where the hobby became a business.  Still using HTML and Microsoft Frontpage to build websites.  No need for responsive websites yet!

The name “M-Squared” was decided upon and stands for Meier & Meier as we are a husband and wife team at the core with skills that compliment each other.


Welcome to the wonderful world of WordPress!  The limitations of HTML only website became very clear and our search for a better solution to website building, scaling and functionality lead us to WordPress.  Many hours and late nights were spent learning all about themes, plugins, code, breaking and fixing sites.  

We also learned many lessons about best practices such as NOT changing code directly in the core.

Working with WordPress is our speciality and we are very comfortable with DIVI, Elementor, Gutenburg and WP Bakery.


The start of our hosting services journey began with hosting websites and email.  Before this we used to refer clients to other hosting companies but it soon became evident that we needed more control to address technical issues.  This was achieved by first getting our own shared server and culminated into a number of own dedicated servers.


Chillies, chillies and more chillies.  With the support from Ernst and as a distraction from building websites, Martha discovered the joys and frustration of growing chillies, making sauces, jams, chutneys, pickles, spices and more.  Many clients have received these limited, small batch products whether they wanted it or not!


Still going strong and looking forward to another year of helping clients reaching their website and hosting goals.