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

Buy Web Hosting & Domains. Pay with Bitcoin.

Buy Domain & Web Hosting with Bitcoin

Buy Domain: Buy Domain with Bitcoin Web4Africa offers hundreds of Domain Name extensions at affordable prices. These include .com, .net, .org, .biz, .tv, .cc and new ones like .xyz, .trade, .joburg, .capetown, .durban, .trade, .africa, .tech as well as country-code domains ending with .uk, .ng, .za, .us, .gh, .na among several others. We offer additional free features like Domain Forwarding … Read More

15 Facts about .net domain names

.net is the 2nd most popular generic domain extension in the world, after .com The domain name net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The name is derived from network, indicating its originally intended purpose was for organizations involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers and other infrastructure companies. … Read More

Understanding the new .co.za domain name system

.za is the domain name system for South Africa. It is split into different categories, with each intended for different uses. .co.za – intended for commercial enterprises and general use, this is by far the most popular of all .za domains and is registered by individuals, businesses, organisations and government institutions alike. It is virtually the de facto .za domain … Read More

.NG Domain Names: All You Need to Know about Nigeria’s Domain

.NG Domain Names. All you need to know about Nigeria’s Domain.

Who Needs a .NG Domain Name? To understand who needs a .ng (pronounced dot ng) domain name, we first need to clarify the purpose of .ng domains. .ng is the domain name system for Nigeria the same way .uk is to the United Kingdom and .za is to South Africa. The .ng domain name system is useful for anyone who … Read More

Why You Need a Blog for your Business

3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Business Blog Why You Need to Update Your Business Blog Supercharge your WordPress blog 3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Business Blog A large number of new blogs go online every day. This explosive growth raises the question: Should you start a blog for your business? I believe you should as this … Read More