|Shared IP||Uptime, %||Response, ms||Hosted Sites||Downtime|
|Date||Total Shared IPs||Bad Shared IPs||Total IPs Downtime||Affected Sites|
|Month||HRANK||# in TOP||Uptime, %||Response, ms||Sites, +(-)||Shared IPs, +(-)|
|Year||HRANK||# in TOP||Uptime, %||Response, ms||Sites, +(-)||Shared IPs, +(-)|
Business Name: Web4Africa Limited
Year of foundation: 2002
Location: Randburg, South Africa
BBB Accreditation: No
Market Size: > 2K websites (#100 in HRank list)
Growth Status: (by websites quantity): Decreasing
Established in 2002, Web4Africa.com is an ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrar and a leading pan-African Web Hosting company that offers hundreds of domain types as well as hosting solutions.
Currently run by Oluniyi Ajao, the company’s President & CEO, it has 4 data centers across Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Overall, the company has served more than 40,000 clients in more than 120 countries.
It acquired Nairahost in 2010 and Alireta in 2011, also it incorporated with 1-877namebid.com LLC in 2013, and got ICANN accreditation that year.
Offers and Pricing
|Name||Domains||Disk||Bandwidth||Min Price||Billing Term|
|Mercury||1||1 Gb||5 Gb||$1.25||12 Mo|
|Bronze||1||10 Gb||100 Gb||$3.33||12 Mo|
|Silver||1||20 Gb||200 Gb||$6.25||12 Mo|
Currently, the company offers 4 shared plans.
They can be purchased monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biannually and triennially.
The prices in the table above are presented for the longest 36-month payment term, and these are the cheapest offers. Monthly prices are more expensive ($2/mo, $5/mo, $7.5/mo, and $15/mo for each plan respectively).
Web4Africa also provides:
- Domain registration,
- and Dedicated Servers.
Also, as we m
Web4Africa offers a wide variety of payment methods, including Paypal, Skrill, Bitcoin, and Perfect Money.
Instant Technical Live Support: No
The company can be contacted by international phone numbers, email, mail and via the ticket system. Unfortunately, their live chat provides only sales-related consultations, no tech live chat support. Hence, some HRank points taken.
Web4Africa Summary Analysis by HRank
Web4Africa managed to score only 2.9 HRank in 2018 and became #226 on our list; in 2019 – 2.6 HRank and 212th position. Very close to the bottom line, we are afraid.
Frequent downtimes as bad as 95% and 93% marked the 2018/19 provider’s chart. And the problem so characteristic to many other web hositngs was also present – instability.
Another problem that made Web4Africa lose its HRank points is the slow response time from the domains on Shared IPs. The average was 1,000ms – 1,500ms.
Hence, the decreasing trend in the number of websites in 2018/19. Looks like that despite being #1 in Africa and the best effort, they still need to improve their performance.