/ 10
2.5
HRank
Uptime, 30 days
97.732%
Response Time, 30 days
1255 ms
Shared IPs, today
8 0
Hosted Websites, today
2,273 -65
Web4Africa Uptime, %
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Web4Africa Response, ms
Web4Africa IPs / Sites in Rating
Shared IPs
Sites
Total Web4Africa IPs / Sites
Shared IPs
Sites
Worst Shared IPs by Uptime
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Web4Africa.net domains from these shared IPs (5 random domains are being checked every 5 min from 1 IP) showed the worst uptime results for the period of the last 30 days.
Shared IP Uptime, % Response, ms Hosted Sites Downtime
169.255.59.125 92.625 1347 268 ~ 53h 05m
169.255.59.75 94.896 1209 189 ~ 36h 45m
169.255.59.71 97.848 1435 126 ~ 15h 30m
169.255.59.92 97.951 1375 720 ~ 14h 45m
169.255.59.10 98.867 1177 182 ~ 08h 10m
Bad Shared IPs Count by Date
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Here is the list of Web4Africa.net shared IPs where domains experienced downtime for the previous 7 days. The statistics is presented for each day, with the number of shared IPs and their domains' downtime data.
Date Total Shared IPs Bad Shared IPs Total IPs Downtime Affected Sites
2022-11-27 8 3 ~ 45m 1124
2022-11-26 8 5 ~ 07h 20m 1487
2022-11-25 8 4 ~ 02h 35m 1555
2022-11-24 8 6 ~ 02h 30m 1729
2022-11-23 8 2 ~ 01h 10m 902
2022-11-22 8 5 ~ 01h 25m 1460
2022-11-21 8 4 ~ 02h 05m 1424
Last 6 Months Performance Values
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Month HRANK # in TOP Uptime, % Response, ms Sites, +(-) Shared IPs, +(-)
Oct 2022 2.9 155 99.017 1126 -35 0
Sep 2022 2.8 155 97.846 1230 -46 0
Aug 2022 2.6 159 99.787 1301 -5 0
Jul 2022 2.8 157 98.664 1254 -11 0
Jun 2022 2.8 160 99.715 1281 -49 0
May 2022 2.6 162 99.880 1370 +16 0
Performance by Years
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Year HRANK # in TOP Uptime, % Response, ms Sites, +(-) Shared IPs, +(-)
2018 2.9 226 99.574 1158 -258 -1
2019 2.6 212 99.150 1337 +1,015 +3
2020 2.2 163 98.753 1658 -1,168 -7
2021 2.4 159 99.343 1506 -41 +1
2022 2.6 162 99.257 1359 +47 +2

Web4Africa.net Review

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Background

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

Shared Hosting Plans
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
Gold 1 Unlim Unlim $12.5 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 mentioned, Web4Africa owns and manages its own servers and network equipment in various location in South Africa and Nigeria to offer the very best hosting services.

Web4Africa offers a wide variety of payment methods, including Paypal, Skrill, Bitcoin, and Perfect Money.


Support

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.

Last updated March 31, 2020
Reviewed by Siarhei Kulich
Co-founder and CTO of HRank.com - a hosting uptime monitoring website. Siarhei has more than 20 years experience in web developing and web hosting.
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