Have you been thinking lately that you need a website for personal needs or for business? Hosting a website in Nigeria is not a hard thing at all if you are willing to learn fast. The steps are pretty easy and quick. This article hopes to show you they easy steps and I am assuming that you have a laptop with an internet connection. Then read on.
If it happens that you do not have a laptop, you can also use a cyber café that is good but first, you need the knowledge of how to do it.
Full Steps on Hosting a website in Nigeria
Step One: You Need to Buy a Domain Name
A domain name is also known as a website name like yahoo.com, google.com or nigerianfinder.com. They are called domain names and this is the first thing to do.
Step Two: You Need a Web Hosting Account
You see, there is need to have both a domain name and a webhost. The host will help you store the data that you save on your website.
Your website name cannot work all by itself. You need to power it to work by connecting it to a webhost. There are many good webhosting company that offer cheap and affordable hosting plans in Nigeria. I have taken time to write about them in other articles on NigerianFinder.
Also ensure that you did read a few review of the webhost that you want to buy. I usually test hosting packages so that I can stick to the best after a year. Compare their plans and prices and see which one you budget can afford. Do they have a great customer service? Are previous customers satisfied? So do check their review status before you pay.
Step Three: Check Your email for Hosting Details
When you pay for a hosting package, you will be sent the details for the webhost. Things like Cpanel login details, your website details, their email server details, their DNS details, the bandwidth you have received in your account, the disks space etc.
All these are very important as you will need them.
Login to the domain registrar account online. You need to go to where you bought your website name or if you purchased the domain name from the same hosting company you want to use then you do not need the steps below.
After login, then look for domain management and DNS editor
Input the Name servers information for example
Then click on save changes.
In conclusion, hosting a website in Nigeria is a good development. After pointing the Nameservers, you may wait for 24 hours or sometimes less before you website can begin to work. The reason is that most servers take some time to connect to the servers all over the world. The internet is not limited to Nigeria. You website can be viewed from any country so the changes you made will take some time to be effected.
After some hours you may now install WordPress, Joomla or any other script of you choice.