The Best Web Hosting in Nigeria is offered by Web4Africa. You would wonder the confidence behind what some would call a rather corky claim. Our reasons are outlined and explained below.
Fast & Reliable Network
Web4Africa offers a multi-homed autonomous IP network with our presence in Nigeria being one of our pan-African POPs. Our high-spec’d network equipment and extensive internet peering mean we can deliver content at very high speeds to most of the IP networks in Nigeria including MTN, Globacom, Airtel, etisalat, Smile Communications, Spectranet, Mobitel, ntel, ipNX, MainOne etc.
100% Reliable Power Supply
Despite the rather serious power challenges in Nigeria, Web4Africa has been able to deliver super-reliable Web Hosting in Nigeria by partnering with a world-class Tier-III datacentre. The datacentre is 100% off the national power grid. Multiple layers of redundancy have been built into the generation and distribution of power at the facility. There has not been a single incidence of an outage at the datacentre: in essence 100% power uptime.
Skills & Experience
With 15 years of experience in the web industry, we have the in-house skills and expertise to manage our web hosting infrastructure to ensure the most optimum service delivery. We invest constantly in staying at the edge of new technologies. We currently own and manage enterprise-grade hosting and network equipment across 4 datacentres in 3 countries (including Nigeria).
A blogger recently wrote an article “The 4 Best Web Hosts For Nigeria Websites (& 4 To Avoid)” detailing how hosts making use of servers based in the USA are better for residents of Nigeria. His test was based mainly on the latency of the web host’s website.
The site speed testing service has no single server on the African continent. A test from within Nigeria would have been way more accurate. Why should Web4Africa be blackmailed with speed tests to Singapore, Sydney, Japan etc when about 80% of our valued clients are in Africa?
In Nigeria, we deliver a latency of 1ms to most local ISPs, at very high speeds. That surely trumps the 200ms+ latency and low speeds from the USA to Nigeria.
For a website that is chasing a global audience, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) exist to breach the global latency issue. Thus, the location of your hosting server would not matter much if you make use of a CDN service that has a really global footprint.
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to distribute service spatially relative to end-users to provide high availability and high performance. CDNs serve a large fraction of the Internet content today, including web objects (text, graphics and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.
Say your website is hosted in Nigeria, the speed to users in far-flung places like New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, Russia etc would be very fast if the CDN service has a server presence in those locations. Example of global, large-scale CDN services are CloudFlare, Fastly etc.