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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by Kachi188(m): 10:41am On Aug 13, 2016
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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by gabicon: 10:50am On Aug 13, 2016
If we don't patronise our Nigerian companies, how do we expect them to grow? The overseas hosting companies started with hiccups too but as they grew their services got a lot better. I advise the Nigerian hosting companies compensate their customers for bad services and fast track improvement.

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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by Nobody: 11:10am On Aug 13, 2016
Dualcore long time
I dont know why these companies dont have consultants like you on their books
I remember how angry you were when something similar to this happened about 5 years ago as it shouldn't have happened even then,
to think that things like this still happen . . . .
I hope they learn from this and hope the customer is able to bounce back
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by cmon(m): 11:30am On Aug 13, 2016
The Bottom Line: Until power is stable in Nigeria, don't expect quality hosting services.

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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by Toluwani113: 11:45am On Aug 13, 2016
ITbomb:
Bottom line

If you are an upcoming blogger (ie your blog is not making above N50k a month), get a domain name and stay with Blogger otherwise get a Premium account with a good host company.

All stories about Google preferring WordPress over Blogger is a big lie, all Google wants is a good content.
To make this good content available for Google bots to crawl is your full time job.

WordPress might make the work easier with plug-ins but if you can understand meta tags usage, search console and backlinks, you can outrank any WordPress blog easily
pls how can i outrank any WordPress blog easily with meta tags usage, search console and backlinks ?
My blog is www.dailyschoolgist..com
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by ITbomb(m): 12:25pm On Aug 13, 2016
igwedaboss:

Is it possible to make profit using your website blog page? Or one has to open a separate blog site

Get a separate blog site so that you can drive it up on the rank without affecting your main site structure
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by ITbomb(m): 12:29pm On Aug 13, 2016
Toluwani113:

pls how can i outrank any WordPress blog easily with meta tags usage, search console and backlinks ?
My blog is www.dailyschoolgist..com
Start with, any backlinks you get now with your domain counts to blogger not you, so get a domain name first then build up
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by Blazing99: 12:41pm On Aug 13, 2016
D34lw4p:
I dont know about what you're saying here but to be sincere with you i've been using whogohost for the past one year and there's been no error! I use them for all my client websites. My forum(www.nct.com.ng) is hosted on it.

I used to brag like you concerning whogohost. Now i can only give you an advice. Backup regularly. On a cloud or on your pc. I have 15 sites with them, the other 10 are running well. The 5 that got hit is costing me alot
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by Toluwani113: 12:50pm On Aug 13, 2016
ITbomb:

Start with, any backlinks you get now with your domain counts to blogger not you, so get a domain name first then build up
Please how can I do back links ?
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by younqjohn01(m): 12:54pm On Aug 13, 2016
guys pls is namecheap.com reliable ? dough its not a Nigerian host but i need to find more about it before hosting with them
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by RuddyFusion(m): 1:24pm On Aug 13, 2016
ITbomb:
Bottom line

If you are an upcoming blogger (ie your blog is not making above N50k a month), get a domain name and stay with Blogger otherwise get a Premium account with a good host company.

All stories about Google preferring WordPress over Blogger is a big lie, all Google wants is a good content.
To make this good content available for Google bots to crawl is your full time job.

WordPress might make the work easier with plug-ins but if you can understand meta tags usage, search console and backlinks, you can outrank any WordPress blog easily


The point is not WordPress OR Blogger there's no argument about which of them is better once you do your own work take care of your OnPage, Technical and OffPage SEO and provide the content your niche demands, then you're fine.....

Personally i observed that most Nigerians use Blogger for the sole reason of it bn owned by Google...but i personally prefare WP and will go for it over Blogger anytime anyday.....
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by RuddyFusion(m): 1:29pm On Aug 13, 2016
younqjohn01:
guys pls is namecheap.com reliable ? dough its not a Nigerian host but i need to find more about it before hosting with them

I persoannly use namecheap.com and have been using them for years now....I buy my .ng domains from whogohost but use namecheap for my hosting and buys my .com domains from them as well.

I personally use their Ultimate package which goes for $29.88 dollars/Year https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/shared.aspx ( of cos the cost changes when its time to renew). I have never had any issues with them and their technical support is super.

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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by nawebco(m): 1:32pm On Aug 13, 2016
we need more confirmation on this namecheap.com for more clarity
RuddyFusion:


I persoannly use namecheap.com and have been using them for years now....I buy my .ng domains from whogohost but use namecheap for my hosting and buys my .com domains from them as well.

I personally use their Ultimate package which goes for $29.88 dollars/Year https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/shared.aspx ( of cos the cost changes when its time to renew). I have never had any issues with them and their technical support is super.
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by RuddyFusion(m): 1:37pm On Aug 13, 2016
nawebco:
Above all, can someone suggest a foreign host that accept naira payment. or how do you pay?

thanks, waiting to migrate soonest

I don't know about Naira payment but i know about a reliable foreign host ( as you put it) and that's namecheap.com.. you can see their hosting packages here https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/shared.aspx I personally use their 'ultimate Package' which allows you up to 49 more websites which you can add as Addon domains( if you need explanation on this please do ask)

As someone who's operating in the cyber space you must be willing to spend in dollars while looking for other options to save cost becuase of our current changi situation
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by chuksmad(m): 1:55pm On Aug 13, 2016
what of qserver? I have used it and very reliable
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by steve6: 2:11pm On Aug 13, 2016
Hmmmm...didn't know cloud flare comes with its own troubles !
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by APHATHEOLOGY(m): 2:58pm On Aug 13, 2016
D34lw4p:
I dont know about what you're saying here but to be sincere with you i've been using whogohost for the past one year and there's been no error! I use them for all my client websites. My forum(www.nct.com.ng) is hosted on it.

Was thinking abi Whogohost na 2 for this country... Re-reading the posts and comments up and still yet could not link any issue with www.nct.com.ng

CONCLUSION: NO MORE 100% TRUST WITH THEM!!!
#TeamNCT
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by 01Mysticdon(m): 4:20pm On Aug 13, 2016
APHATHEOLOGY:


Was thinking abi Whogohost na 2 for this country... Re-reading the posts and comments up and still yet could not link any issue with www.nct.com.ng

CONCLUSION: NO MORE 100% TRUST WITH THEM!!!
#TeamNCT
you are here
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by padox: 4:29pm On Aug 13, 2016
Really, it pains to loss important data most especially 9yrs old data. i even get mad if i loss my USB flash drive that house my important files talk less of website data.

Well, i use SlayHost for my website and backups.

Slayhost has 4datacenter maintain by USA & Indian's as the take data protection seriously. They service may seem bit costly but very effectively and 99.9% Uptime always.

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All data is written to multiple harddisks simultanously so that if any harddisk fails that is slayhost for you
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by resultcase(m): 5:00pm On Aug 13, 2016
dadavivo:
bros am so scared from what I've read, because I just joined whogohost like a month ago and am a newbie. I want to ask this question here maybe you or any other person could help me. My website is not blogger or WordPress, it's a PHP script but I find out that I can't embed YouTube videos on my post, it usually show as a link instead of a video box. My developer said the error is from my hosting company, that they don't allow JavaScript, but whogohost said not from them. That maybe it's from my script. Am confused right now cos I don't know who to believe anymore. Please who is at fault. Whogohost or my developer script.

I believe your script uses Curl and it's disabled in the php.ini file of your cpanel. Try changing the value of curl to 'on' in your php.ini
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by nawebco(m): 9:05pm On Aug 13, 2016
Please has anyone used Beta_Host_Limited? how good are they? thanks
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by spikesC(m): 9:43pm On Aug 13, 2016
miracle4:
their security feature can stop traffic from some locations or IP addresses they deem as high-risk

The user should be able to change the security settings (location based blocking). DDos protection is a must. I don't think the user actually wants those attacks on their own servers.

javijabor1:



Thank you my brother.

I just no wan talk too much with the guy. Some people just feel they know too much even when I said I experimented it.

What he said up there just proves he does not know the real function of a CDN.

The 1st function is security.

You no want talk too much because you have nothing to say. Yes, I know too much, more than you do.
What other real function? I setup HA load balancers with higher security features every other week. What the hell do you know? A CDN is a content delivery network, do basic read ups and appreciate when people are trying to help you
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by RuddyFusion(m): 11:12pm On Aug 13, 2016
nawebco:
we need more confirmation on this namecheap.com for more clarity

What more confirmation do you need? their website and other details is there....why don't you do some findings...google is the best place to start if an existing customer ain't sufficient
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by javijabor1(m): 7:51am On Aug 14, 2016
spikesC:


The user should be able to change the security settings (location based blocking). DDos protection is a must. I don't think the user actually wants those attacks on their own servers.



You no want talk too much because you have nothing to say. Yes, I know too much, more than you do.
What other real function? I setup HA load balancers with higher security features every other week. What the hell do you know? A CDN is a content delivery network, do basic read ups and appreciate when people are trying to help you

grin cheesy

Oga there is nothing special about setting up high availability for servers. I have done so with multinationals like Mtn and Glo and even moved on to database administration which is more challenging.

If you knew so well about CDN you wouldn't have said that trash up there. How many locations do you want to block?
Doing that will block some real users and that was why I said it reduces traffic however you see it.
Except you want to narrow it down by blocking individual Ips.

Who has time for that?

Tell me what more you know and I will gladly give you my office address to Pay me a visit.

Person day blog no mean say he no get work..

LWKMD
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by akintayo1(m): 12:44pm On Aug 14, 2016
delivite:
I feel really bad for whogohost, I do. I love seeing services like theirs come to Nigeria and stay. We should not always be running abroad when we have our own right here. The fact, sadly, is until our own companies sit up and take things seriously, we can't sacrifice satisfaction on the altar of patriotism. I use a foreign host. I will continue to do that until Nigerian companies attain a level of professionalism in service. I use IPage. Never had a minute of downtime. Never.

You said right, I feel very sad for WhoGohost too. In the past, I have recommended more than 20 clients to host with WhoGohost, but base on my "personal experience" with their hosting services at the moment, I have no choice than move to a better host and stop recommending WhoGoHost as one good idea web hosting company.

At the moment, I'm just praying to God and hoping WhoGoHost can get my blog back on track working 100% with all the files intact. Just to migrate a site from one host to another, WhoGohost engineers just destroy my blog to the extent that I even lost the control of the blog.

The funny thing is, it has taking 2 consecutive months now working on resolving these problems, yet no solution has been reached.

It is a very sad experience I can't just forget in a hurry.

The way things are going with the way their engineers are handling my blog issues, I can see myself starting all over from scratch with a blog I have invested 4 years of work in.

I like patronizing our own (Naija made), but like everyone else, this is my business and WhoGohost are into business too. No one opens up his business to run at loss.

WhoGoHost is making me running at a very high rate of loss at the moment so I have run away from them.

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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by Nobody: 5:25pm On Aug 14, 2016
akintayo1:


You said right, I feel very sad for WhoGohost too. In the past, I have recommended more than 20 clients to host with WhoGohost, but base on my "personal experience" with their hosting services at the moment, I have no choice than move to a better host and stop recommending WhoGoHost as one good idea web hosting company.

At the moment, I'm just praying to God and hoping WhoGoHost can get my blog back on track working 100% with all the files intact. Just to migrate a site from one host to another, WhoGohost engineers just destroy my blog to the extent that I even lost the control of the blog.

The funny thing is, it has taking 2 consecutive months now working on resolving these problems, yet no solution has been reached.

It is a very sad experience I can't just forget in a hurry.

The way things are going with the way their engineers are handling my blog issues, I can see myself starting all over from scratch with a blog I have invested 4 years of work in.

I like patronizing our own (Naija made), but like everyone else, this is my business and WhoGohost are into business too. No one opens up his business to run at loss.

WhoGoHost is making me running at a very high rate of loss at the moment so I have run away from them.

I feel sorry for you my brother. 4 years is not a joke. Hopefully, you bounce back very soon. By the by, I schedule daily backups of my files to my dropbox account that sits on the cloud as well as on my laptop. It's nice to have your own personal backups and don't rely so much on them web hosts. I'm saying for the future. For the present, i hope they get you back on your feet very soon. Cheers!
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by 100ksalescom(m): 1:34pm On Aug 16, 2016
WHOGOHOST cry cry cry
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by hostkobo(m): 5:14pm On Aug 17, 2016
web4africa:


Really? Provide your evidence or zip it. Stop the spurious allegations without evidence. More so, your words need to be taken with a pinch of salt considering your username. Your intentions seem clear enough.

In one breath you're bashing "nigerian companies" and in the next, promoting your own mushroom operation. That tells a lot about your integrity.

Chief,

If you are a new staff of Web4Africa, please take your time. And if you are Mr. Ajao himself, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Spurious allegations without evidence? a pinch of salt? intentions? oh really? mushroom operation? how proud of you to say so.

Your comment is very full of disdain.

I am the one who first registered nairabytes.com with web4africa.

Why not google the domain name and see what you will come up with.

Did you see how much it costs now? Why?

Check the domains history online.

It was a whole year of back and forth emails with you and your team and my site never came online. Check your email history and see what you can find.

At the end of a whole year of not providing me the service I paid for, Mr Niyi still had the guts to send me a facebook add-request, send me a link asking how I enjoyed their 1-year hosting service, send me a linkedin connection request, and another mail saying I should renew my services or loose my data.

Which data? I was like, is this not the same guy who has been trying to fix the hosting for a whole year?

regards
HK

Ps:

1) No, Im not bashing Nigerian hosting companies, Im just saying:

[size=16pt]I once got scammed by Web4Africa[/size]

afterwhich I realized I was not the only one.

2) After I got scammed by Niyi and his company, I shined my eyes, got my hands dirty-technically speaking and I set out to learn the ropes, do it myself and help others!!!

This is the whole 9-yards!!!
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by betahost247(m): 7:02am On Aug 18, 2016
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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by hostkobo(m): 7:15am On Aug 18, 2016
GlorifiedTunde:


Are you using the Nigerian Web4Africa or the South African?

I used web4africa before and the site I paid for could not come online for a whole year. My complaints generated into many emails back and forth and they couldn't fix their own issues......... Can you imagine? For 1-whole year?

Web4africa tries its best to market itself as a Nigerian, Ghanaian, south African, all African brand, but those of us who were once their victims know better.

Regards
HK
Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by datGuyJoo: 8:15pm On Aug 19, 2016
D34lw4p:
I dont know about what you're saying here but to be sincere with you i've been using whogohost for the past one year and there's been no error! I use them for all my client websites. My forum(www.nct.com.ng) is hosted on it.

you should let them know you are a paying customer and their unreliability is costing your business. Heck, tell them to allocate more server resources to your site.
Even my video site doesn't go down this much. #TipsyHustle

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Re: WHOGOHOST: Why I Will Never Use A Nigerian Host Again by D34lw4p(m): 6:58am On Aug 20, 2016
datGuyJoo:


you should let them know you are a paying customer and their unreliability is costing your business. Heck, tell them to allocate more server resources to your site.
Even my video site doesn't go down this much. #TipsyHustle





i am on the premium plan with 15gb bandwidth.

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