Do you run a website in Nigeria?
If so, you’ll know just how difficult is is to find a website hosting company that is both reliable and cheap.
For this very reason, I have put together a simple guide below to the top 5 cheap website hosting companies in Nigeria.
Let’s get started with the first website hosting company: Whogohost…
Whogohost is one of the best choices for a cheap and reliable web hosting company in Nigeria. The company has been providing hosting services in Nigeria since 2007 and claims to have 7,000 hosting accounts on its servers.
Whogohost’s basic package is called the “Aspire Package”. This package costs 4,000 Naira annually and provides the following features:
Payment Options: You can pay for hosting services with Whogohost either: (1) making payment online via a Naira MasterCard or Verve Card, or (2) providing a bank deposit at Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank or Union Bank of Nigeria.
South Africa based Web4Africa offers an excellent and cheap website hosting service for Nigerian web-masters.
The basic package of Web4Package is known as the “Mercury-NG Package” and costs US$30 (around 9,500 Naira a year). With this package, you can benefit from the following:
Payment Options: Web4Africa offers a wide range of payment options including payment online via your Naira MasterCard, Verve Card or Visa (Naira) cards. For those who bank with Guaranty Bank, you can also pay via your online account.
Nigeria’s Smart Web has been offering affordable hosting services since 2004 and claims to have over 30,000 customers!
Smart Web’s “standard package” is dirt cheap, costing a mere 4,000 Naira for each year. But what do you get with Smart Web’s standard package?
Payment Options: Smart Web allows online payment for its web hosting package via Naira MasterCard, Verve Card or Visa (Naira) cards. You can also pay via cash deposit or bank transfer to Smart Web’s bank accounts at Guaranty Trust Bank or United Bank for Africa.
The guys at Syskay offer cheap web hosting services in Nigeria (as well as domain name registration, in case you don’t already have a domain name).
Skyskay’s standard package costs 6,000 Naira a year. That sounds dead cheap but what do you get with the package? Here are the highlights:
Payment Options: Like the above options, payment for Skyskay’s hosting services can be made online using Naira MasterCard, Verve Card or Visa (Naira) cards. You can also pay via bank transfer to Syskay’s bank accounts at the First Bank of Nigeria or Diamond Bank.
Registeram is another fantastic and affordable option for web hosting in Nigeria. Registeram describes their basic package (the “Minimal Hosting” package) as:
“Perfect for starting, nice price and great options”
Sounds good on paper but how much does the Minimal Hosting Package cost? At the time of writing, Registeram is the cheapest of all the above options, costing a mere 2,500 Naira per annum. With this package, you can benefit from the following website hosting services:
Payment Options: You can pay using Naira MasterCard, Verve Card or Visa (Naira). Alternatively, you can pay by cash or cheque to any of Registeram’s accounts at Zenith Bank, Ecobank or United Bank for Africa.
We’ve given you a range of different price options for website hosting in Nigeria – starting from the cheapest (Registeram) at 2,500 Naira per year to the most expensive (Web4Africa) at 9,500 per year.
When thinking about website hosting in Nigeria, it is important to understand that the cheaper options often offer less bandwidth and webspace.
We listed above the offerings of bandwidth and webspace for each of our 5 chosen cheap website hosting companies in Nigeria.
Here’s a quick explanation of each of these terms:
If you have a small website or blog in Nigeria (less than 100 visitors a day), then you don’t need a lot of bandwidth or webspace.
When your website grows over time, you can always migrate to a different provider or move to an upgraded package.
Building a website in Nigeria is just one fantastic method of making money in Nigeria today. For numerous other ways of making money, check out our post here on 37 easy ways of making money in Nigeria.
Which is your favourite provider of cheap website hosting in Nigeria? Was the website host reliable? Was the service uptime good? How was the customer support? Please write to us in the comments section below and let us know what you think.