A brief overview of some of the best web hosting sites in Nigeria. This should not be seen as a recommendation, do a more thorough research before subscribing to any of the hosting sites.
Note that I have not used any of these services for web hosting, except for Registeram, which I used for a failed project. Note that Registeram was not the reason the project failed. The project just didn’t blossom so I had to cut my losses.
If you want to start a blog, these are some of the best web hosting services to checkout if you prefer a Nigerian hosting service.
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Since this is a quiet lengthy article, we have added a table of contents for easier navigation.
Registeram is a fast growing web hosting company in Nigeria. It offers services ranging from domain name registration to web hosting. Registeram Linux web hosting costs between 11,500 and 75,000 Naira per year.
Registaram offers 5GB to 30GB storage space depending on your subscription package. Monthly traffic limit ranges between 25GB and 90GB traffic also depending on your web hosting plan. You can pay online with your debit card or pay Naira bank deposit.
Registeram offers an auto installer for Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, and many other scripts according to the information on the website.
DomainKing is one of the best web hosting companies in Nigeria with a wide range of affordable services and freebies. For as low as 375 Naira per month, you can get your website hosted on DomainKing.
You may be quick to dismiss this as another cheap web hosting service, but you would be wrong. This entry level plan comes with free SSL (which is good for SEO) and free .com.ng domain for the term you paid for.
If you need more resources and faster servers, DomainKing also has an 933 Naira per month plan and a 1,666 Naira per month plan. If you want to build a blog on WordPress, DomainKing has a couple of plans targeted at hosting WordPress sites starting at 533 Naira.
GigaLayer (Previously HUB8)
HUB8 has been around for awhile and is now part of GigaLayer. The company offers very affordable plans for webmasters in Nigeria. GigaLayer boasts of an entry level plan that costs just ₦8,750 for an entire year.
This plan will support up to 20GB of bandwidth per month and up to 2GB storage space. It however does not have SSL built-in, which means you have to buy separately.
If you want free SSL and more capacity, the web hosting company offers a Medium plan for ₦14,000 per year, a Large plan for ₦21,000 per year, and a Colossal plan for ₦28,000 per year.
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HostNowNow is another fast growing web hosting company in Nigeria. The company offers a number of hosting option like shared hosting, reseller hosting, and cloud hosting.
For as low as 2,500 Naira per year, you can host your website on HostNowNow. If you need a website that is easily scalable, HostNowNow also offers Cloud Hosting starting at 2,400 Naira a month
GlobalHosting247.com offers one of the most affordable web hosting service in Nigeria. With as low as 2500 Naira, you can get one year of the company’s basic plan, which offers you 1GB disk space and 15GB Bandwidth, 1GB storage, Free SSL, unlimited Mysql databases, unlimited FTP accounts and unlimited email accounts.
SMartWeb Online Solutions
SmartWeb Online Solutions is a fast growing web hosting company gaining in reputation by the day since its launch in 2004. The hosting company offers from 10GB to unlimited storage depending on your subscription package.
Monthly traffic limit ranges between 30GB to unmetered traffic, again depending on the hosting plan you choose with price ranging from 4,500 to 23,000 Naira yearly. You can pay in Naira for your SmartWeb hosting plan.
Web4Africa is another web hosting company based in Nigeria that you need to checkout if you are building a website and prefer to host in Nigeria.
The web hosting company offers monthly subscription packages ranging from 525 Naira to 3937.50 Naira per month. The cheapest plan offers unlimited bandwidth with 2GB disk space, while the highest plan promises unlimited bandwidth and unlimited disk space.
WhoGoHost is one of the leading Nigeria based web hosting providers. One unique thing about WhoGoHost is that the company offers both yearly and monthly plans, which can make things easily for people working under a tight budget.
The entry level plan called Aspire costs 500 Naira monthly. This web hosting plan offers 2GB storage and 10GB of bandwidth. The company offers plans going from 500 to 2,500 Naira yearly offering from 2GB to unlimited storage and 10GB to unlimited bandwidth.
Utiware offers Windows hosting and online payment with your InterSwitch or MasterCard ATM/Debit cards. You can also pay with bank deposit in some designated banks.
Utiware offers from 5GB to 50 GB storage depending on your subscription package. Monthly traffic limit ranges between 18 GB to 180 GB traffic depending on your hosting plan with price ranging from 5,000 to 100,000 Naira yearly.
Utiware offers PHP and mySQL on their Windows hosting.
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That is our list of best web hosting companies to serve as a guide. Do not take this list as a recommendation of any of the web hosting sites.