Hub8 Webhosting is currently one of the cheapest Webhosting providers in Nigeria offering cheap domain name registration and varieties of Webhosting packages ranging from Free hosting, Powerful Hosting for a fast-growing website and Virtual Private Server (VPS) designed for those who need more power and scalability.
Hub8 Webhosting currently covers the following regions and countries:
⇒ South Africa
If you are in one of the above countries then you are free to join Hub8 Webhosting
and before we proceed I will like you to read my first post on Hub8 Hosting titled What can You say about Hub8 Nigerian Web-hosting provider
you will surely learn more about Hub8 hosting.
Recently I decided to take a closer look at HUB8 Webhosting specifically designed for Nigerians and other African countries who need a reliable and affordable web hosting.
Whether you are just getting started or already in business for long Hub8 has a suitable hosting plan for you and what makes them special has been their 100% free hosting plan.
Yes, you heard me right. Hub8 offers Nigerians who wish to start their website but don't have the required fund an opportunity to get started with little or no capital.
Hub8 Free plan is completely free but I used the terms little or no capital because you might need to pay for a domain name if you don't have one yet but even if you have purchased a domain name elsewhere you are still eligible to join and use Hub8 free hosting plan.
How Long Will the Free Hosting Plan Last
I know you might be asking yourself this question but there is no specific time frame for the free hosting plan but you will surely need to upgrade to a paid plan once you have exhausted the available resources.
What are the resource available in free hosting plan
Hub8 allows you to have 1 single website on their free hosting plan with the following resources.
⇒ 1 Single Website
⇒ 500 Mb Disk Space
⇒ 100 GB Bandwidth
⇒ Cpanel to manage your website files
The available resources are not big enough for any website with good traffic and large files but only meant for those who want to get started because is better to start doing something than doing nothing.
Hub8 Paid hosting packages
You might not need a free hosting plan and yet you can pay as low as ₦2,500 annually (1year) to host your website which is one of the cheapest you can see in Nigeria
Their highest shared hosting plan that allows up to 10 websites will only cost ₦16,000 per year, you can see the hosting packages below.
Need more power scalability
If you think your website has outgrown the shared hosting plans then you are still good to go with Hub8 cheap Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting plans that offer more for less.
Their Linux VPS hosting plans includes:
⇒ Free Domain
⇒ Free SSL
⇒ Starts at N1250/month
See full packages below.
Plan Virtualization Processor Memory Storage Price
H-VPS-1 OpenVZ ? 2000 MHz 512 MB 20 GB from ₦1,042 / per month
H-VPS-2 OpenVZ ? 2000 MHz 1024 MB 30 GB from ₦1,750 / per month
H-VPS-3 OpenVZ ? 2 x 2000 MHz 2048 MB 60 GB from ₦3,417 / per month
H-VPS-4 OpenVZ ? 2 x 2000 MHz 4096 MB 90 GB from ₦7,917 / per month
H-VPS-5 OpenVZ ? 4 x 2000 MHz 8192 MB 120 GB from ₦14,917 / per month
H-XEN-2 XEN ? 2000 MHz 512 MB 15 GB from ₦1,417 / per month
H-XEN-3 XEN ? 2000 MHz 1024 MB 22 GB from ₦2,584 / per month
H-XEN-4 XEN ? 2000 MHz 2048 MB 30 GB from ₦5,167 / per month
H-XEN-5 XEN ? 2 x 2000 MHz 4096 MB 60 GB from ₦10,334 / per month
H-XEN-6 XEN ? 4 x 2000 MHz 8192 MB 120 GB from ₦20,584 / per month
H-XEN-7 XEN ? 4 x 2000 MHz 16384 MB 240 GB from ₦41,250 / per month
How Reliable is Hub8 Hosting?
This question is very important though I don't use them presently because am still using Inmotion hosting
but I have an account with them planning to move one of my blogs to their server soon and I trust them because if they can actually allow people to use their services free then they must be good because if they are not no one will upgrade after using their free hosting plan
How about Hub8 Customer Support?
Hub8 is always online to help you with your questions and problems unlike other web hosting that you need to reach only when you open a support ticket that might take hours or days before they respond to you.
Hub8 hosting still needs an improvement in their customer support because last time I contacted them, I was not impressed because their online agent is rather too slow for my liking.
Ease of payment
You don't need to stress your self when making payment for Hub8 hosting packages all you need is your ATM Visa Card or MasterCard to complete your payment in local currency (Naira) very fast and secure.
Hub8 domain Prices
Hub8 offers the cheapest domain registration ranging from ₦1,490 - ₦3,500 while others charge up to ₦4500.
Finally, you can visit Hub8 hosting to see for yourself but if you have any question or contributions feel free to join the conversation