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!
A word of advice before I begin.
If your website is small, and you just need something to set up, then sure, you can use a Nigerian Web Hosting Company. However, if you are planning to have a large website, with huge traffic, please just respect yaself and go get an International Hosting Service. I recommend inMotion.
The name was funny when I heard it – creative and innovative. It sounded to me like pidgin, where you’d say, who go host this my site na?
Lol. I once had to redesign a website where hosting had already been purchased and I couldn’t change the host. That was when I came in contact with whogohost and boy, was I pleasantly surprised. The design was mature, they even offer purchase of .ng services, reseller hosting, cpanel access, and so on. Haba, this is nice, I thought. Lol.
I did a random search for a domain to test. See screenshot below:
You can transfer a site without stress, even their customer service ‘make sense’. The hosting is cheap, with their most expensive being 21k yearly, which isn’t all that bad. I’d happily come back, if only I could leave inMotion Hosting!
Check them out at www.whogohost.com.
Well…Web4Africa are quite popular…but in my opinion, annoyingly expensive. And the site was just, you know, there.
A simple search for a domain name brought it at N4800. Didn’t make any sense whatsoever. Almost 5k for a .com? Nah.
They offers monthly subscription packages ranging from 8,000 to 30,000 Naira per year. The cheapest plan offers 50GB bandwidth with 5GB disk space, while the highest plan promises unlimited bandwidth and unlimited disk space.
At first glance, I really didn’t like this website. Poor design says so much about the services a company offers. Yes, it’s cheap, but nah. I’m putting it on my list of Nigerian Web Hosting Companies to consider simply because it’s popular, people know of it and I hear they’ve been around since 2004. But better safe than sorry.
Monthly traffic limit ranges between 30GB to unlimited traffic, again depending on the hosting plan you choose with price ranging from 3,000 to 50,000 Naira yearly, while domains are N4200.
I’m not even going to add a screenshot to this. Their site is that bad. Lol.
There are more hosting companies in Nigeria, I’m sure, but I’d rather just stick with this 3. Resellers or not, they have been tried, tested and trusted. But if you want to use anyone, I’d rather you use WhogoHost. (and I’m not a marketer for them or anything, hence, no link. Just a friendly tip!)