What is the Best Way to boost Sales Online?

Boosting online sales requires the right strategies

The fate of every online business entity depends on its presence on leading search engines including Yahoo, Bing, and Google – to a large extent. If you want to develop a portfolio in the online business, a good ranking on the search engines is a must. In this way, your potential clients can locate you quickly. How do you make … Read More

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

.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

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

Web Hosting in Nigeria: Off-The-Grid Power

Nigeria is an emerging economy of over 170 million people and a leader in business and information technology, on the African continent. The country needs to develop despite its challenges. The local hosting industry needs to grow and blossom. It is well documented that electricity generation and distribution is a perennial challenge in Nigeria. Web Hosting servers on the other … Read More

Web Hosting in Nigeria: A network performance overview

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Web4Africa had commissioned some web hosting equipment in a Tier-III datacentre in Lagos Nigeria a few months ago. We own and manage our network infrastructure and are peering locally at the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN). This gives us direct IP connectivity to the networks of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Carriers that are peering locally in Nigeria. Local … Read More

A review of VPS Hosting in Nigeria

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A few months ago, I had the privilege of discussing in-country hosting with the CEO of Web4Africa. He informed me he was about to start offering hosting accounts in datacenters here in Lagos. I’ve always been a proponent of internet performance and one of the major issues with the performance of internet applications is that of latency. Latency is the … Read More

Social Media or a Website. What is best for your Business?

A domain name allows you connect a custom address to your social media presence.

Small business owners who are just starting out often times have to decide between a full-fledged website and a social media presence, in promoting their new business venture. The video below produced by Verisign illustrates why both choices do not have to be necessarily mutually exclusive. In recent years, social media networks have become one of the most popular and … Read More

Our .net domain story

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Web4Africa started operations in the year 2002, using the domain name web4africa.net – we registered web4africa.com about two years later but have stayed with the .net domain ever since. This is even more intriguing because in most African countries, .net only ranks 3rd in popularity among generic TLDs. This write-up celebrates our use of .net Our choice of .net in the … Read More