How to Choose the Best Domain Name for your Website

How to choose the Best Domain Name.

Choosing the best domain name is not rocket science. Since 2014, the number of available domain extensions one can choose for one’s website has exploded massively – from just about 215 to the over 1,450 available today. This then brings another challenge of which extension is best for one’s purpose. Before 2014, generic choices were limited to .com, .net, .org, … Read More

Why SquirrelMail is being removed from cPanel

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SquirrelMail is a project that provides both a web-based email client and a proxy server for the IMAP protocol. Started in 1999, it has been shipped with cPanel since over 10 years ago. Used and loved by millions globally, SquirrelMail is, unfortunately, getting the stick from cPanel as it would stop being included officially from cPanel version 76. cPanel is … Read More

Domain Promos for August 2017

Some choice new domain extensions go on sale at Web4Africa, effective 1st August and would last till 31st October 2017. The new domain extensions vary and offering exciting opportunities for relevant and creative website addresses in a fast-moving digital economy. While .site and .online are a bit generic and targetted at every website everywhere, .store and .tech are slightly niched … Read More

.TECH Domain is 2!

Web4Africa joins the .tech registry to celebrate it’s 2nd Launch Anniversary today! With 250,000+ registrations and brands like Viacom, CES and TNW using their .tech, .tech has rapidly established itself as the defacto TLD of the tech industry. Apart from registrations, .tech has been in the trenches and has been working very closely with the tech community – startups, incubators, … Read More

.asia domain registration gets easier

.asia is the top-level domain name system for the continent of Asia and the Pacific region. It was introduced in 2007. As of 2016, over 80% of .ASIA domain registrations (based on registrant contact) came from within Asia, led by China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. The requirements for registering .asia domains are changing from 15th July 2017, making … Read More

Nigeria: Pay Online with more banks

Our online payment system for our clients in Nigeria now supports more banks. Hitherto, we only supported GTBank Online Payment, but can now support Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Wema Bank and Zenith Bank – as well. The entire process is online and straight-forward. It should offer additional convenience to residents of Nigeria buying Domains, Web … Read More

First FOSS Mirror in West Africa at mirror.ng

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Web4Africa, a leading web hosting company, announces the launch of The Nigerian Mirror Project, a first of its type in the West African sub-region. The Nigerian Mirror Project, which is physically hosted in Nigeria and reachable at mirror.ng, aims to drastically improve the download and availability of free & open-source software in Nigeria. Access to bandwidth in Nigeria is expensive … Read More

Web4Africa becomes an official cPanel FastUpdate Partner

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Web4Africa, a leading pan-African web hosting company, today announces the launch of Africa’s first cPanel FastUpdate server. The server enables cPanel servers within Web4Africa’s network and others in the Southern Africa region to download cPanel installations and updates at very fast speeds. cPanel describes the system as follows: The FastUpdate Cache system serves as an on-demand cache for your servers. … Read More

The benefit of downloading Linux distros locally

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Some 250 million people live in any one of the 15 countries in West Africa. Millions of people already own and use a device that is connected the Internet. While Windows Operating System (OS) dominates the regional market, variants of Linux desktop OS distributions are steadily making way into the sub-region, especially among students and young software Developers.  Also, a … Read More

What Would You Like Mirrored In Nigeria?

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Are you a developer or Linux user in Nigeria? What would you like mirrored in Nigeria? Web4Africa has been working on a local mirror for linux distributions and important software/modules/scripts. The mission is to make the most popular open-source Operating Systems and software available locally, starting from Nigeria. Users in Nigeria would be able to benefit from very speedy downloads … Read More