How to Choose the Right or Best Web Host in Nigeria suitable for Small & Large Scale Business.
There are Numerous Web Hosting Companies here in Nigeria but choosing the right Web Host for your brands/business is a crucial decision to make.
Business owners in Nigeria are seeking to move their brands online to create more leads in order to increase their sales
according to Bill Gates one of the richest man in the world and the founder of Microsoft, he said “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven, I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the other”
The advancements in technology is a lift to business owners to engage more with their clients. Let’s get back to our topic “Choosing the Right Web Host for your Business or Brands in Nigeria”.
What is a Web Host?
A Web Host is an organization or a company that provides space on the server for clients in order to make their uploaded contents accessible on the internet.
What is Web Hosting?
Web Hosting is the process of storing documents on a web server and also providing internet connectivity for the documents been stored to be accessible on the internet by others.
Now you know the basic terms, right now you are thinking of moving your business online but now in the process of choosing a web host for your business and you are finding it hard to choose from the numerous web hosting companies available here in Nigeria.
I am going to walk you through the steps in choosing the right web host for your business you just have to follow the highlighted points I will be showing you now but before you do that relax yourself and concentrate on the laid down points.
Before I take you through the tour,
I would like to ask you some rhetorical questions (questions you need to answer within yourself),
Looking for a Web Host what are the features I want?,
What is the scale of my business?,
Do I really want to succeed online with my brands or products I want to create awareness for?
What is my budget for the process?
These are the main questions you should ask yourself before opting to move your business online.
You need a business plan to make a great impact or else you will just be like an uncompleted building owner who woke up early in the morning and say
I want to build a house without drawing a plan and examining the cost it would take.
Now lets take the tour make yourself relaxed and concentrate in order not to make a regrettable mistake.
Here are the parameters you must follow to choose carefully;
Hosting Package can be described as plans and pricing of the products that are offered by web hosting companies.
Hosting Package is a feature that is vital in choosing a right web host for your business and many Nigerians do make mistake at this stage and they end up frustrated and quit been online.
Many web hosting companies in Nigeria offers cheap hosting package in order to get more customers and offering it at cheaper prices is one of their greatest strategy which you must be careful in falling for any of them.
I will cite an example or illustration to make you understand what am really trying to pass across.
I came across a web hosting company in Nigeria that offers 10GB Disk Space at the rate of N2,500 with a free domain name for the first year in Nigeria at the rate of dollar compared to Naira I will not not disclose the name of the hosting company here for security purpose,
With 20GB bandwidth as i could remember then i do not know of now loaded with unlimited Email address space and 10 MYSQL Database,
Looking at the price for the service to be rendered you would say this is very cheap and I would like to go for it since i won’t spend much,
well it is true you won’t spend much for the service but what type of support will you expect to receive for such price and how secure, fast and reliable is the server because maintaining a server alone needs good amount of money to get the job done.
How much are they making to make your website server stay online anytime of the day a visitor wants to check what you have in your website.
The best thing is to go for a web host that gives reasonable package for a good price example of such package is N2500 for 1 GB Disk space including a free domain name for the first year,10 email address,5 MySQL databases,7 GB Bandwidth and other features that will give you the assurance that everything is included with it.
Don’t ever fall for cheap web hosting because 87% of them are scam, they just want to get out of your money they don’t care how well you manage it.
One major thing involved in choosing the right host for your business or brands is the type of support you can get from the host and the level of expertise of their team in handling arising issues on your website.
There is a possibility that your website might have some problem and you might get stuck to the point that only your host has the privilege to correct the errors on the website so how far and how well you receive the support is an important aspect.
The best way not to fall victim of support issue is to make sure they have enough staff member by engaging them in conversation to ask them about their staff number if it is 4 or more than it is advisable if less you can be receiving delayed support whenever you need them.
This factor should be considered strictly in choosing the right web host for your business.
It is a must to check past experience of others who have been one of their clients before or you can even engage him/her in conversation to get detailed review about his/her experience with the webhost and don’t just use one person review to conclude on your decision.
Search on Google the review or the past experience of others because it is what they experience that will show the level of expertise the web hosting company team are.
Make detail research of the Web Host you would like to partner with or you might end up packing your website from one web host to the other for the same reason and for the safety of your website it is not advisable to keep packing your website from one webhost to another because you might miss some of your documents that work in relation to your website.
Moving your business to the online world is an accomplishment and succeeding from it is a great achievement.
To succeed you have to choose the right web host to secure your delicate document to serve as a firewall against malwares and hacks that are attempting to obtain vital data from your website.
I will be dropping some Web Hosting company I know of you can check them out and make your research about them but they are really awesome
–> HostSleek : A Nigerian Web Hosting company that offers hosting at affordable prices and their support is supercool with a live chat feature included and they are a re-seller of ENom Inc.
I have hosted some of my clients website there and they have never complained of server error or any other related issue and they give free domain for first time clients. You Should Give them a try by clicking this link.
–>SmartWeb : Smartweb have been around for a while now and they are one of the top web hosting company in Nigeria with stunning cheap hosting with a free domain included for the first year plus 5 GB of space for just N2,500 only.
Give them a try I am currently hosting some of my client website with them. Give them a try click this link
Be Wise and don’t let any one fool you about service they will promise but will definitely not render it.
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