I’m not even sure why I’m writing a post on Nigerian Web Hosting Companies. I have never ever bought any plan from them, because most Nigerian Web Hosting companies are just resellers for major hosting providers like GoDaddy, Siteground, Bluehost or HostGator, but I have worked with fellow web designers who have, and I had to get rid of my bias, and do this review. So I’ll go straight to the point!
So… here are my top 4 worst hosting companies for 2017. Straight to the point, fellas. People think all they need to do for their website is just buy hosting from any company and that’s it. Well you couldn’t be more wrong! Having a web hosting company isn’t just where it stops, it’s where it starts. There are other things to look for, like Customer Service, Space, and most importantly, reputation.
Anyone who has ever run a website understands thatAnyone who has ever run a website understands that customer service and support is something that’s easy to overlook and skimp on upfront…but you will always need support at some point, and when you need it…you really need it.
In the course of my years as a designer, I have come across the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read on!
I like Godaddy. I really do. And this is not an attempt to make them look bad. They already do it so effortlessly. My job is just to notify and make potential buyers aware of the fact that when you buy a domain under GoDaddy, they sell your email to potential marketers. I’m talking anybody and everybody.
I have websites under GoDaddy, Inmotion, Namecheap and even 1and1, but only GoDaddy sells your email address. I cannot tell you how many unsolicited emails come from them to my mailbox. I even confronted them about it once here:
Hey there. For today’s post we’re going to go all technical. I’ve heard so many people talk about SSL, HTTPs and all that website lingua and it got to a point I realized I really need to put more light on this, especially for folks who already have a website. So the question is, what the heck is SSL and do I need ssl for my website?
What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
In real english, what that means is that SSL is a tool/link/padlock-ish thing placed on your website to make it more secure so thieves and phishers don’t steal sensitive information on your website.
Clear enough? Let’s go further…
Buy hosting with InMotion Hosting
I can name a few good hosting companies you can do business with, but you can do no wrong with InMotion hosting. I have some sites with them, (including this one), and so far, no regrets! (Full disclosure: I’m an affiliate.)
First, visit the InMotion website. Click here to buy at a discount.
InMotion Hosting is a U.S. based web hosting company offering Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers. This is a review of the services they offer. (I’m not paid for this post, so it is totally unbiased.)
Shared Hosting Plan Details
InMotion Web Hosting offers three Linux-based shared Web hosting plans. The basic and cheapest, Launch ($5.99 per month with 25% off), supports two websites and up to six domains. Power ($7.99 per month with 20% off) nets you six websites and up to 26 domains, while Pro ($13.99 per month with an annual subscription) offers unlimited websites and unlimited domains. All plans include unlimited email, storage, and monthly data transfers.
One of the things to look out for when making a choice on web hosting companies is pricing, storage space, bandwidth, number of domains and subdomains, email services, wordpress integration and more. In this post, I’ll share with you the top 4 hosting companies to use for your business. In no particular order.
InMotion Hosting: I only just recently started using InMotion. I loved the simplicity and interface. I found out about them when I had to login to a clients Cpanel which I didn’t purchase for them.
InMotion Hosting offers a broad range of services, from three different shared hosting hosting plans to VPS through to dedicated hosting. The company ethos is to provide a first-class service from well-trained staff without cutting corners on support or overselling server space. Personally, I think they are a bit expensive than the usual – but i hear that it’s deliberate and their packages are mainly aimed at business and corporate users – people who can afford to pay a little more for reliability and support. They offer only LINUX hosting (no Windows) but they offer a range of packages which cover all bases pretty comprehensively. Business Hosting is $4.89/Month – about N1800/month. Multiply that by 12 months, you’re almost at N22k/year. Which is not a bad amount to invest in for quality. The first year you’ll get 30% off.