Even though I do not usually recommend local (Nigerian) web hosting companies to serious businesses and high traffic website owners, I can not rule out that we started our blog with a Nigerian host.
Few months back, we wrote about the top 5 web hosting companies with top-notch servers and scalable infrastructure, but will be looking at the prime movers in Nigerian web hosting industry today.
A lot have changed in the Nigerian ICT sector, with a lot of Nigerians getting exposed to the web, government organization using functional websites, functional eCommerce system and lots more. This has exposed businesses to the need of a website and/or web presence.
In view of this changes and web hosting importance to every business, we are separating the mushroom resellers from the frontrunners in the business of web hosting in Nigeria.
Whogohost is like a household name to most Nigerian based education, fashion, food and entertainment bloggers.
Being one of the pioneers of modern web hosting in Nigeria, Whogohost does deliver good server uptime, good customer support and tech heads with all basic technical know-how in the business of hosting.
They have a good management panel with affiliate systems that allows their users earn handsomely from referring their friends.
From Linux hosting, Windows hosting to Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, SMF and eCommerce applications: Whogohost do deliver quality web hosting services to its client.
You can visit their official website at https://www.whogohost.com
Web4Africa is a top web hosting company in Nigeria, they accept payments in Niara (NGN), Nigeria ATM cards (viz; verve, visa, MasterCard), direct deposit and other Nigerian-friendly payment systems.
They have been in the web hosting industry for so long and so knows the nitty-gritty of website hosting and domain name registration.
Web4Africa is Nira accredited and so can register .NG top level domain names (TLD). See more from their official website at https://web4africa.ng
Smartweb was the first Nigerian hosting company I ever used – I hosted a client’s (Coso Services Nigeria Limited – a Construction company) website and also where we started obasimvilla.com tech blog.
We ditched atspace for Smartweb back then and also recommended them to some of our clients, Smartweb delivers good servers at affordable prices.
Back then, they used to have a below par support team but seems to have improved with an active social media page and 24/7 phone support.
You can visit their official website at http://smartweb.com.ng
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DomainKing is truly a game changer in the Nigerian web hosting space, they are new in Nigeria but not new in the business.
They have the industry best practices and knows how to satisfy her clients – they were the first Nigerian web hosting company to open an active support thread in Nairaland (Nigeria’s most populous forum, website) and web savvy groups on Facebook.
They are both ICANN and Nira accredited and so can sell top-level domain names including .NG ones. You can see more from their website at http://www.domainking.ng
Update! March 2017: Avoid DomainKing for now, they have multiple cases going on and can neither approve new account nor respond to customer’s ticket.
The technical issues have forced most domains and websites hosted under this company (Domain King) to disappear into the thin air. I’ll ask that you go with a host from here instead.
Syskay is one of the oldest Nigerian web hosting company, their quality of service has always stood the test of time.
Syskay state of the art infrastructures has always separated them from the in flood of low funded resellers in the Nigerian web hosting business with non-existent support and tech-drained team.
Their customer support isn’t as lively as some of the hosting companies in our list, but their services are usually top-notched.
You can visit their official website at http://syskay.com for more.
Registeram is both ICANN and Nira accredited and has been in the hosting business for so long. You can get really good servers at affordable prices.
As a Nigerian web hosting provider of so many years, they have kept a good number of high-profile clients and highly satisfied customers.
Their official website is https://www.registeram.com/ng
Philmorehost might not be as popular yet but do have one of the best servers around. Its servers is neither oversold nor being handled by some dudes with low technical know-how.
They offer support via Facebook, Live Chat, Phone and Ticket system. The knowledge base is filled with great tutorials on WordPress, Joomla, Linux Servers and hosting management.
You can visit their official website at http://philmorehost.com
All the Nigerian best web hosting companies listed above do have some common features apart from good uptime, affordability and reliability.
- They all accept Nigerian friendly payment methods for their web hosting services.
- Their servers and web services are priced in Nigerian naira (NGN)
- You can buy .NG domain names from them (Nira accredited ones)
- They offer phone support via regular mobile phone lines
Note: You can use the comment section for all your web hosting related problems and challenges.