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Web4Africa Webhosting Services Review 2014-till date

web4africa web hosting reviews

Web4africa offers domain name registration, web design and web hosting services to individuals, small and medium scale enterprises. You can start your hosting with bronze plan, silver plan, gold plan or diamond plan. They offer Share web hosting account for windows and Linux, domain name and SSL certificates and Cpanel reseller web hosting plan

I have some of my sites hosted on Web4Africa.net for some couple of years now, (since 2011) and till-date they still host some of my website. Having being with them these numbers of years; I want to share with you my review of web4africa.net (their webhosting services and domain registration).

Alexander Farmer once said, “No One Knows Where the Shoe Pinches but Him Who Wears It”.

Different clients may hold different opinions for web4Africa domain name and web hosting services but this is my reviews and experience.

There is no reasonable business owner that would not ordinarily want to earn a good name or brand name, and of course web4africa is not an exception. Meanwhile, there are competitors who are out that would rather want to see your business downfall.

I read some few things about web4africa webhosting services online, most of which weren’t too good for such a brand.
These have actually prompted me to review web4africa.net however there are still some other good thoughts and reviews about them out there online.

Let me assumed that you are looking for a good web hosting and domain services company as a Nigerian to start your online business; Web4 Africa .net should be a good start for you. This suggestion are based on

Technical support
Web4africa offers their clients 24/7 technical support. One way of knowing a good web hosting service provider is ability to response quick to issue and assist you when you ran into technical problems with your site. Web4africa has never failed to response to my mail within 24 hours. Sometime, I chat with them when I ran into technical problems, and they help me got it fix up.

Popularity and Years of Existence
Web4africa was established as far back as 2002. Since then, they have always strive to improve on their web hosting services and their pattern of service delivering. Their offer top domain name registration and domain extensions more than any other African domain registrar. These domain extensions include but not limited to .com.ng, .com.ze, .ng, .africa, .joburg, .capetown, .abuja.
In Nigeria and Ghana, web4africa rank 252 and 390 respectively according to alexa site info. This tells you how popular web4africa is in these two countries. Though, they did not leverage more on the power of social media.

Web hosting and domain name registration payment system
Web4africa provides varying payment option for their clients. These option include;
Bank deposit- You can comfortable pay for you web hosting plans through bank deposit. So, need to be scared of not having credit card to pay for web hosting plans. This is one of the major reasons recommend web4africa.net for those who are just beginning online business.
Apart from bank deposit, you can also pay for web hosting services via Post terminal like ATM, Interwitch, secured Credit card and Naira MasterCard.

Sale support
Just like their technical support, web4africa sale support team always response quickly to any issue relating sales. Responses are usually received within or less than 24 hours.

Customers rating and reviews
They are good and bad reviews about web4africa. There is no company that is 100% efficient. The most important thing should be that advantage outweighs disadvantage. And as I said initially, web4africa has strived to improve tremendously in their service delivery in these couple years having been into the business for almost 12years now. At least, I am one of their clients; and for sure I am not being paid to review them. I do this because of their service delivery to me.

Web Hosting plans
They offer reliable web hosting plus Free Domain from $15 (N2, 400) annually, N2, 400- 500MB Host+Domain , N24k($15/Month) Unlimited and many more.

Uptime and downtime
There is no web hosting service provider that can claim 100% uptime and 0% downtime. For sure, there are few occasion the sites I host with web4africa experience downtime which is normal.

What more are you searching for? Visit web4africa.net for your web host services and free Domain registration.

 

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Blogging in Nigeria: History, Top Blogs & Bloggers of our Time

History of Blogging in Nigeria   Have you ever wonder how this buzzing word “blogging” crippled into Nigerian? Blogging have become an online integral term for Nigerians but it wasn’t like that in some couple of years back. Blogging have a relatively short history in Nigeria, even when compared with international blogs. If I say that there are over hundred thousand of Nigerian blogs on the web today I’m pretty sure it is not an overestimation. There is no any other time that we can talk about blogging in Nigeria if not now that the numbers of Nigerian blogs have skyrocketed. Right from the year 2012, according to easyspace record; 62% of business owners now own and run a blog

History of Blogging in Nigeria

Date in 2000s, there is emerging of blogs as a result of free blogging platform, Blogger.com launched in 1999 by Evan Williams and Mog Hourihan of Pyra Labs. Initially, it was Personal photos, family pictures, and life experiences that were share online through blogger.com blog and picasa web album.

In 2002: Fashion blogs begin to emerge on the internet. Some group of Nigerians in Diaspora began to set up blogs. This attracted many Nigerian bloggers.

In 2003, Google purchases Blogger.com and acquires AdSense from Oingo Inc. Google matches Ads to blog content. AdSense made it possible for bloggers without huge platforms to start making money from when they first started blogging (however, payments to low-traffic blogs weren’t very large). When some bloggers started making money from their blogs, the number of Meta blogs increased. Many Nigerians began to put up their own niche blogs on entertainment, fashion and style. Later on, Tech and How-to blogs follows.
Blogs became bigger when another today’s popular blogging platform, wordpresss was released on May 27, 2003. It became fun and competitive; best Nigeria blogger usually barge award at the end of the year; nomination were done through blog readers’ rating. Some group of Nigeria bloggers organize the award and price giving.

In 2005, Nairaland forum, an online community created by Seun Osewa joins the trend. Many Nigerian bloggers seeing how promising Nairaland is going to be join the today’s Nigeria biggest online forum, Nairaland.

In 2006, all blogger blog were associated with Google account and were mover to Google server. By the middle of 2006, there were 50 million blogs according to Technocrati’s State of the Blogosphere reports. Between that middle of the year 2006 and 2008, there are over hundred of Nigeria blogs on the web.
Some of the today’s top ranking Nigerian blogs sites were created in 2006 after Google pronouncement of monetization of blogger blog content.

Top Nigeria Blogging Sites created in 2006

Among the top ranking Nigeria blogs created in 2006 are;

Linda ikeji’s blog created by LINDA IKEJI.

Linda ikeji being inspired by Bella naija’s blog, an entertainment, fashion and style blog created her blog (Entertainments, Fashion, Style and Gossip blog) under the Google free blogging platform, blogger.com. Today, Linda Ikeji is popular tag the face of blogging in Nigeria because of her outstanding success in blogging. She has made a name that will be difficult to be erase from the history of blogging in Nigeria.

Bellanaija’s blog created by Uche Eze.

Bellanaija’s blog (Entertainments, Fashion, Style and News blog) was first created before Linda Ikeji blog and still rank high today; though, not as popular as Linda Ikeji’s blog.

In some of my later posts, I will be telling you the secret behind Linda Ikeji’s blog Popularity.

Naijatechguide created by PASCAL OKAFOR.

Pascal Okafor first created his Blog (Tech and Spices blog) under Google free blogging platform, Blogger.com and late self-hosted the same domain name, naijatechguide. At later on, he drops his free Blogger blog site to continue with the self-hosted naijetechguide.

NotjustOK – Nigerian Music site that provides you with Downloads of Nigerian & African Songs & Videos of your favorite Artists or singers. This was also created in 2006
There are so many other Nigerian blogs that were created in 2006; some of them that were create under Google free Blogger.com platform had been abandoned by their owners after unsuccessful monetization of the blog with Google AdSense.

Between the year 2007 and 2009, other numerous top ranking Nigeria Blogs sprang up.

Among them are;
OgbongeBlog created by JIDE OGUNSANYA

360nobs created by Noble Igwe

Naijaloaded created by Makinde Azeez in 2009. It was once a forum but later convert into a blog as a result of hacker’s bad experience.

Techloy created by Loy Okieze on April 2008. Loy Okieze is a Lagos-born, Lekki-based new media entrepreneur who founded Techloy ( Tech and IT blog) formerly known StartupsNigeria.

Some other notable Nigerians bloggers who started blogging between the year 2006 and 2009 are;

Jason Njoku founder of one of the top Africa Multi-millionaire online iROKO TV; he started with video blogging, posting Nigeria and Africa video across the internet. With the advent of YOUTUBE in Nigeria, he began streamlining those videos and posts them on youtube, after purchasing the videos reseller right. Today, Jason Njoku is founder of multi-millionaire Iroko TV, one of biggest Africa online TV.

Chude Jideonwo, one of the top Nigerian bloggers.
He is a trained lawyer. Chude Jideonwo co-founded y!Naija (a Nigerian youth culture platform) in August 2010. Chude Jideonwo is also the director and founder of RedSTRAT which has three arms; RedSTRAT Original Content, RedSTRAT Communications and the Future Project (The organizers of the prestigious Future Awards).

Japheth Omojuwa, a Nigeria blogger. He began his blog since 2006 and his blog site has since become a home for valuable socio-economic and political expressions.

From the beginning of the year 2010 – till date, there is a sporadic outburst of Nigeria Blogs on the internet. The number skyrocketed on 2011 with emerging of sports blog site and sport betting blog. Some Nigeria sport companies began seeking for professional sport bloggers who can write for them. Nigerian SEOs and internet marketing bloggers also emerge.
Today, there are over hundred thousands of Nigeria blog on web; many competing with one another to be index by Google search engine.

Future of Blogging in Nigeria

What will be the future of Nigerian Blogs?

I once saw this written by someone;
“……let’s start by examining the most popular blogs in Nigeria. They more often than not have to do with entertainment, gossip and controversy. These are the blogs that business tycoons are begging to carry their ads and all. Any chap or lady wanting to make some extra cash on the side would naturally be drawn to this. It takes more connections and being up to date with people’s life than it takes brain power. So see why the mad rush there.
…..everybody looks for that example that they can model themselves after. Or we can put it this way, when people see how successful you are at a novel idea, and then all the copycats begin to roll out. Sometimes, the student becomes better than the teacher. That is the case with the blogging, entertainment and fashion world in Nigeria right now. Then again could it be that the noise coming from the entertainment arena in Nigeria is too loud that others can see the spectacular things being done with blogs. All the tech blogs, foodie blogs, political blogs etc, that have sprang up and created employment for Nigerians cannot go unnoticed.
If you ask me, I don’t believe there is anything wrong with trying to model yourself after a successful blogger. I believe it is a noble thing if you want to blog your way to owning a car. At least is it is better than sitting around hoping to have a piece of the national chin chin”.

I can say for sure that Nigerian bloggers are doing well. Don’t mind those who are copycats, they wouldn’t get too far with that. Google is already dealing with them.

Blogging in Nigeria has been fun and entertaining, every niche are gradually being exploited and conquered. Trust Nigerians, we always knows how to do it better. We need not go to abroad to study blogging.

Quality and originality are what is needed and I bet you, many Nigerian bloggers have beginning to realize that. The blogging future of  Nigeria is bright for those who will be willing to work hard.

Now, what are your views about blogging in Nigeria? You can share it now. Let’s hear your own opinion. Are they any Nigerian top blogger that I have not mentioned here? Let’s know him or her.

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