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Web4Africa Ltd. acquires Alireta.com hosting service


Web4Africa Ltd., the leading web hosting company in West Africa, has acquired the web hosting & domain names services of Alireta Nigeria Limited with effect from 1st May 2011.



Founded in March 2003 under the name DomainStandard.net, Alireta broke new grounds by offering domain registration and web hosting services to residents of Nigeria at prices much lower than what was obtainable within Nigeria at that time. The operation has constantly remained among the top ten Nigerian web hosts since inception  and was rebranded to Alireta in May 2008.

Web4Africa has acquired 559 active clients who owned 458 domain names, 295 shared hosting accounts and 19 reseller hosting accounts. With few overlaps considered, it is expected that the acquisition would boost Web4Africa’s portfolio to over 13,600 active clients, over 8,100 domain names, over 1,500 shared hosting accounts and 169 reseller hosting accounts.

The acquisition would expose Alireta customers to over 70 international domain extensions, at lower prices, more flexible web hosting plan choices like Windows/ASP.NET hosting as well as 7 online payment methods including a method that accepts Nigerian debit cards like Interswitch Verve and GTB Naira Mastercard.

Yomi Adegboye, founder and CEO of Alireta said concerning the sale of his company’s webhosting and domain services:

“Alireta and Web4Africa are two of the longest standing webhosts in West Africa. We also have a long history of partnership, and we are confident that both Alireta clients’ accounts and my own personal and business accounts are in the best hands possible on the continent. This transfer of Alireta’s web hosting and domain services to Web4Africa will see our clients enjoy even better world-class support and lower prices. In the meantime, Alireta Nigeria Limited will continue to provide the excellent web design services that we are known for at a new domain, www.anl.com.ng”

“But my primary focus from now will be in pursuing more exciting opportunities in the mobile and telecoms sector as a consultant, speaker, and as editor of Mobility Nigeria.”

Oluniyi Ajao, founder and Managing Director of Web4Africa Ltd said:

“We have solid plans for 2011 that when executed, would move us further up the ladder in the international domains and web hosting marketplace. This acquisition brings us closer to our plans.”

Web4Africa was founded in 2002 and this acquisition further consolidates its position as the web hosting giant in the West African sub-region. Web4Africa targets the global marketplace via www.web4africa.net and targets the Nigerian market via www.web4africa.com.ng

About Web4Africa
Founded in 2002, Web4Africa offers domain names, web design, web hosting and ecommerce solutions to clients worldwide.

Ghana: Buy Web Hosting, Domain Names & pay online with your ATM card

Bank ATM card

Buy domain names and web hosting just got easier for residents of Ghana. ATM card holders of selected banks can now order for their web services through www.web4africa.net and pay online immediately. Orders paid for online with Web4Africa are processed instantly, so long the ATM card is successfully authorized. Regular ATM cardholders of the following banks in Ghana are currently enabled to pay online:

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Pay online for web services with Web4Africa

  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Intercontinental Bank
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA)

The current situation of e-commerce in Ghana is less than exciting with only a few having access to Mastercard or Visa cards than can be used over the Internet. Many have had to drive through traffic to the bank to pay Web4Africa for their domain names & web hosting. Bank deposits are less than ideal for true e-commerce and come with a baggage of challenges:

  • time wasted in traffic could be applied into more meaningful endeavours
  • payment cannot be made on national holidays or weekends (some bank branches open for a limited period on Saturdays)
  • some banking halls can be very busy with spiralling queues of customers, resulting in a further waste of precious time

Thus, accepting regular ATM cards payment online gives real-meaning to e-commerce for residents of Ghana. With Web4Africa being the leading web hosting company in Ghana, a lot of website owners would be positively impacted by this new development.

Note however that Web4Africa has always accepted payment online via several international means like credit/debit cards, PayPal, Liberty Reserve, e-gold (no longer supported), Alertpay, MoneyBookers, PerfectMoney for several years.

The new payment method implemented on www.web4africa.net is powered by eTranzact Ghana Limited.

Free Website Builder with all web hosting plans

Web4Africa Website Builder

Web4Africa has recently extended a free website builder software to all its web hosting servers. All web hosting customers (shared hosting or reseller hosting on windows or linux platforms) can now avail themselves to the powerful software that allows compelling website to be built, with relative ease by the web hosting customers.

Web4Africa offers free SiteBuilder to all web hosting customers

Web4Africa offers free SiteBuilder to all web hosting customers. Build websites with ease.

The free website builder comes with hundreds of templates (including flash templates) that can be easily customized to fit the needs of our web hosting customers. Also available are hundreds of images which can be used in the website building.

On Linux servers, web hosting customers can set-up visually-appealing blogs through the same system.

The free website builder is easy-to-use and comes bundled with the web hosting control panel.

Web4Africa offers reliable web hosting services to clients worldwide and is committed to delivering value for money.

What amount of Web Hosting space is right for me?

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Choosing the right web hosting plan is critical to the survival of your online business

One question we often face from prospective web hosting customers after they have gone through our web hosting plans are similar to:

“so which web hosting plan is right for me?”

While there is no direct answer to this question, a few indicators can serve as a guide for you to choose the right web hosting plan.

Type of website
What type of website are you building? Are you building a static 15-page website or a dynamic website with unlimited number of pages?
If you are building a simple website, chances are that you would never need more than 100MB of disk space for your website. However, a dynamic website like a news website, discussion forum, e-commerce shop etc, often rely on a database system. These databases can quickly grow into hefty files, and this can affect the disk space your website needs to run smoothly.

Type of content
What are you publishing over the Internet? If you are publishing mostly text and a few photos in between, you might not need much disk space in the beginning. If you are running a constantly-updated blog however, note that your text as well as comments added by readers of that blog would soon add-up.

Are you publishing mostly images or videos? Then you are better-off starting with a sizeable disk-space. Images and video files tend to use-up a lot of disk space.

How much email do you need?
If your web hosting is for a medium-sized company or organization, chances are that you would need multiple email addresses ranging between 10 and 100. While the number of email addresses alone is not enough indicator, we live in a world where bandwidth (internet traffic) has become abundantly available. It is not unusual for people to send bulky files via email. A number of such email messages left on the server un-deleted can quickly increase your disk space consumption.

The good news is that Web4Africa offers a generous disk space even on the lowest web hosting plan we offer. If you are still not sure about how much disk space you would need, it doesn’t hurt to start with our lowest web hosting plan and then upgrade as the need arises.

Buy domain with PerfectMoney



PerfectMoney account holders can now conveniently buy web services like domain name registration/transfer, web hosting, website design/development and other related e-commerce solutions from Web4Africa.

Web4Africa – a leading web hosting in the e-currency world – now fully accepts PerfectMoney as an acceptable means of payment for all the web services offered. Payment is fully automated via the world-class cart available at www.web4africa.net

About Web4Africa
Established in 2002, Web4Africa has been offering quality web services including domain names and web hosting to clients worldwide at affordable prices. Web4Africa is a member of the Global Digital Currency Association (GDCA), a trade association of online currency operators, exchangers, merchants and users.

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About PerfectMoney
Basis for the development of Perfect Money was the experience of a group of company founders consisting of experts in banking area, certified lawyers, economists and team of programmers competent in e-finance industry at the basic dynamics level. Having analyzed the way passed by the humanity beginning from the first coined money to today’s financial corporations in Internet, Perfect Money went further – we offered the world an ideal payment tool applicable in any place of our planet by any user.

Buy Domain Names & Web Hosting in Nigeria. Pay with an InterSwitch Debit/ATM card

Bank ATM card

Residents of Nigeria may now use any InterSwitch card (CashCard or bank issued ATM card) to transfer payment to Web4Africa for any service they have ordered from Web4Africa including but not limited to: reseller web hosting, domain name registration, web hosting, SSL certificates.

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The official announcement, targetted at existing customers, is available here.

About Web4Africa
Web4Africa is a leading web hosting and domain name registration service provider in West Africa and has been offering affordable web and e-commerce solutions since 2002.

About InterSwitch
InterSwitch Limited is an electronic transaction switching and payment processing company with a business footprint that covers the provision of shared, integrated message broker solutions for financial transactions, e-commerce, telecoms value-added services and e-billing in the Nigerian environment.

Introducing .uk domains at $10.99

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Web4Africa, one of the leading web hosts in the West Africa sub-region, is now offering .uk domain name registrations.

Web4Africa is offering .co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk domain registrations at an introductory price of $10.99 per year. Although a minimum of 2 years registration (as per UK NIC rules) is required, the pricing is still one of the lowest on the Internet today.

The company also offers web hosting and SSL certificates, at affordable rates and accepts payment for service via a wide variety of online payment systems, including Paypal, Moneybookers, e-gold, Alertpay as well as major credit/debit cards.

Announcing Web4Africa Nigeria

Flag Map of Nigeria

This is to announce Web4Africa Nigeria at the URL www.web4africa.com.ng This website is essentially a subset of our International website www.web4africa.net and is targetted at the Nigerian market.


Web4Africa Nigeria will be offering world-class web hosting and fast domain name registration at very affordable prices, for residents of Nigeria. Web hosting has never been easier and cheaper, in Nigeria.

Prices on the website are displayed in Naira – Nigeria’s national currency. Billing is currently done securedly via web4africa.net We will soon install a separate billing platform for Nigeria.

Web4Africa Nigeria is also offering .ng domain registrations for web hosting clients and will soon also include reseller web hosting packages.

Web4Africa is one of the leading web hosting providers, in the entire West African sub-region and has been in business since 2002, offering professional web solutions at affordable rates.

Web4Africa is #1 Web Hosting Company in Ghana


Web4Africa is now Ghana’s number 1 web host, according to WebHosting.info

The ranking is based on the number of general Top-Level Domains (TLDs) been pointed to the nameservers of web hosts, worldwide. The general TLDs being covered are .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info and currently excludes other TLDs and Country-Code TLDs (cc-TLDs) like .uk, .in, .us of which Web4Africa hosts a sizeable number.

According to the data by WebHosting.info, Web4Africa has more than 15% of the Ghanaian market at the time of writing.

Web4Africa is Ghana's number web hosting company

A graph from webhosting.info showing Web4Africa’s ranking in Ghana as at 22nd August 2010

This goes to underscore the fact that Web4Africa is Ghana’s leading web host. This is not surprising since we offer world-class web hosting services, at affordable rates.

Website: www.web4africa.net

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