Congrats you have decided to host your own website but before you do let me guide you a bit so that you don’t make mistake.
Many Nigerians find it difficult choosing between Nigerian based Webhosting and Foreign Webhosting but the truth is that “among all nonsense there is always a sense and among all since there is always a nonsense” what am I saying “both Nigerian based and Foreign based Webhosting has good and bad ones that is why I congratulate you by digging deep in finding good and reliable Webhosting for your new or old website.
Nigerian based or foreign web-hosting
Days are gone when Nigerians find it hard paying for foreign Webhosting companies because you can easily use your Master card credit card or PayPal to pay for some trusted foreign-based Webhosting since PayPal allows Nigerian to use their services unlike before when Nigerians are restricted to use such services.
Yes, you can still find some good and reliable Webhost which I will mention few of them below but before then I will like to list out some few things that determine how good and reliable a Webhost is.
Good and Reliable Webhosting
Well, I have more than 4 years experience in this business because I started my own journey since 2012 and I will tell you what I learned and what makes a Webhost good and reliable as you can see below.
Price is one of the important factors when determining a Webhost but not actually whether if the Webhost is cheap or expensive but the one that will offer you value for your money, remember when choosing a Webhost plan and price you need to ask yourself what you want and then go for it according to your budgets.
Another important factor when choosing a Webhost is its uptime, and when I said uptime I meant how long the server can stay without errors or your website going offline (Unreachable) which is the most annoying aspect of it.
Remember sometimes your server might go under technical maintenance but shouldn’t take too long.
Your website might be up and running without performing well when it comes to server response time and overall loading speed and a good web hosting company should be well optimized to perform better.
Whether you are a newbie or pro blogger/webmaster you must in one way or the other need help from your Webhost provider and that is why I take customer support important when choosing a Webhost because a good Webhost should be able to respond to their customers 24/7 with please manner of approach.
How long into the business
Yes, you need to know how long the Webhosting company has been in business so that you will not be worried about losing your website in case they suddenly shut down their services.
Good web hosting for Nigerians
Well, let me show you some good web hosting companies that you can choose and can pay with your ATM card or pay Naira directly through the bank.
1. Hub8 Nigerian Hosting
Presently Hub8 hosting is a web hosting provider you really need to know about as the offer the best reliable and affordable web-hosting in Nigerian and other African countries and most importantly they offer 100% free hosting to get you started.
Hub8 Customer support is excellent as they always online to help you with any question or problem you have and they offer you affordable domain registration just to make sure you have all you need to get started.
Inmotion hosting is one of the best web hosting that will definitely give you what you want and more and presently I am using Inmotion hosting to host this forum that is why I am giving them the number spot as my favorite Webhosting provider in the world.
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Web4africa is one of the best web hosting company in Nigeria and I recommend it to anyone who wants to host his or her site because I personally use it too.
Arvixe is another Webhost that I love so much and I recommend it to you, though I have not used it one of my clients uses it and what I love most about their host is that they integrated some SEO pack that will enable you to optimize your website directly from Cpanel.
Bluehost is not a Nigerian web hosting company but allows Nigerians to pay directly through PayPal or credit cards
If you have any problem regarding Webhosting in Nigeria don’t hesitate to let me know so that I can help in any possible way I can.
Smartweb is a Nigerian based Webhosting and from what I had they are doing just fine in this business
Whogohost is also a Nigerian based Webhosting that offers you more for less and I recommend you try them if you so desire to use a Nigerian based Webhosting.
Godaddy is known for their Domain registration and Webhosting and is sure you have had a lot of them because they are not new in the business of domain registration and Webhosting.
Syskay is great Webhosting that you will love to try though I have not used it for once those who used it don't complain that is why I also recommend it to those who like Nigerian based web hosting.
There are other good Webhosting companies in Nigeria but the above Webhosting is the ones I can mention now and they work great.
Some of them will also give you free domain of your choice once you pay for the host while you will need to buy a domain and hosting differently for some Webhost but web4africa offers a free domain for their new customers.
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