Choosing Web Hosting – Why Location Matters

Web Hosting. Location Matters.

Speed is widely considered one of the most important factors in the success or otherwise of a website. It applies whether it is a news website, entertainment website and even more so where it is an e-commerce website. A fast website performance is directly proportional to the success of a website – all other things being equal. The strongest technical … 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

5 Reasons .NG Domains have increased drastically

5 Reasons .NG Domains have increased drastically in number over the past 10 years. NiRA, the official registry for the .ng domain extension, recently announced that the number of domain names under .ng have exceeded 100,000. The recent boost further consolidates .NG’s position as the 2nd most popular domain extension in Africa*. .NG is the official top-level Domain Name for the … Read More

Pre-Register Your .AFRICA Domain Name

The influx of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) has promised a wealth of new branding identity for businesses of all sizes. One of the newly introduced gTLDs is .africa, the Top-Level Domain Name System for the continent of Africa. One of the biggest attractions of location-based gTLDs is their potential for branding purposes. Undoubtedly, .africa is a differentiator, which can … 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

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

60% Discount OFF Web Hosting in Nigeria

Web4Africa is offering a limited-time 60% discount off the Web Hosting in Nigeria plans. Offer closes on Monday. Click on the banner below, to enjoy the one-off offer now. Terms: Free Domains apply to annual billing cycles only, and must be included in the hosting order at the time of ordering. Free Domains apply to certain domain extensions only. The possible … 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