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
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
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?
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
Buy Web Hosting & Domains. Pay with Bitcoin.
Buy Domain: Buy Domain with BitcoinWeb4Africa 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
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
Web Hosting: Security vrs Convenience
Offering Web4Africa’s web hosting customers easy access and management to their web hosting services whilst not compromising on security remains an unending balancing act. In a world where motivation is all that us needed to be a hacker due to the reckless abundance of free hacking tools, maintaining a high level of security in the web hosting industry is not … Read More
Verve Card is issued by Interswitch, a leading pan-African payment gateway and processor. Having started in 2002, Interswitch has since evolved from being a Nigerian operation and now has a strong presence in Kenya, Uganda (both in East Africa), and The Gambia. Verve Card is one of the products of Interswitch. It is issued by banks in Nigeria who are … Read More
What is the right price to pay for Web Hosting?
Many prospective web hosting customers start the search for a web hosting company from a search engine. It is not uncommon for such people to search for “cheap web hosting”, “cheapest web hosting”, “cheap web hosting company”, “web hosting cheap” etc. While it is not wrong to want to save some money where possible, the question one needs to reflect … Read More
What amount of Web Hosting space is right for me?
One question we often face from prospective web hosting customers after they have gone through our web hosting plans are similar to: “so which web hosting plan is right for me?” While there is no direct answer to this question, a few indicators can serve as a guide for you to choose the right web hosting plan. Type of website … Read More