Is over a year (Now over 2 1/2 year) that this blog – CyberNaira – has been powered by WordPress and hosted by Whogohost web hosting and domain name registrar.
I think is time I write a review of my experience so far with this web hosting company – Whogohost domain registrar and hosting company. But before that, I want to use this opportunity to throw more light on the differences between hosting and domain name.
Not quite long, I had the opportunity to reply someone whom till this moments, remain anonymous. We chat through email conversion on how to go about moving her blog from blogger to WordPress.
During our conversation, I discover that she had no experience on the differences between hosting and a domain name. I had to start using metaphor and forget about internet jargon to explain the differences.
So I thought about many out there who like my dear friend, still get confused about the differences between domain and hosting.
What Is a Domain Name And What Hosting Is?
A domain name can be compared to the name of a building, a business name, an address to a place in a society.
The very building you’re living now has a number figure given to it by the local or state Government. That’s exactly what a domain name is in a simple term.
On the other hand hosting can be compared to the parcel of land you bought in other to have your building built on it.
Is as simple as that.
Why do you need the two to have your blog running and visible?
Like I said earlier, for your blog to be visible, you’ll need a space on the internet to hold your blog. A space like a parcel of land that a building stand on it. On the internet, that parcel of land is called hosting. You need to purchase it from a reliable source to avoid unforeseen catastrophe.
A domain name is the acquired name you give to your blog so when people wish to see or visit it on the net , they could call it by that name and it will be accessible. Just like an address of an office or apartment.
Now, without a visible or physical building, an office address is meaningless. If I gave you my business card with an office address name on it and the building does not exist, what happen when you try visit the address? You meet nothing there.
So, to have a blog up and running on the internet you’ll need both a domain name and a hosting space.
With that cleared, let’s get down to the real topic of today, a review of whogohost web hosting and domain name registrar company.
WhoGoHost Web Hosting Review.
First off, I write this review without any personal benefits or sponsorship deal attached to it. I write this based on my personal experience so far with their services and other clients I have had the opportunity to have recommend hosting their blog with whogohost.
As the second largest web hosting company in Nigeria (Indigenous web hosting company) behind Syskay, with market share of 14.887 % and over 3,710 domains names hosted on their server, is obvious this web hosting company are really doing great.
Updated 02/12/2014 – WhoGoHost is now No.1 hosting company in Nigeria with over 15,000 domain name registered and more than 7,000 hosting account on their server.
The company was founded in the year 2006 by Opeyemi Awoyemi, and after a successful partnership with GNBO project moved from 11th place to its current position. A project which has gave birth to many Nigerian internet entrepreneur and online presence for many local business owners.
Lets take a general overview of WhoGoHost web hosting services.
One of the first thing I watch out for when dealing with any company is the quality of their support center and their ability to take-care of things on your behalf if, and as you should always expect when there is a problem.
WhoGohost provides several means and medium to reach their support center, there is an email support channel and online chat which in my opinion, is one of the fastest way to get through and mostly, there is always someone on the other side to attend to you.
They also provide a proactive knowledge base through email reach that tends to inform you on the latest happening or event that might affect your online presence. And I could tell from different messages I receive that they’re here to look out for or watch over their clients.
If you’re very familiar with online marketing, you might have come to know that securing your blog or websites must come first on your priority list otherwise…..everything you’ve labour for over the years might come down in one seconds.
WhoGoHost provides one of the state of the art security measures to ensure that your online business is ever secure at an affordable rate – SSL Certificate – and this is from four well-known to browser SSL brand. This means most browser around the world will recognize your SSL certificate and allow your visitors to get access to your page.
This is one area personally I give them credit over, their service maintenance scheduling is regular and above this, you’re been informed before the date and time of it.
What features do you want in your cpanel?
WhoGohost Cpanel features has a complete features that anyone could easily use to manage his business online successfully without stress. Below is a typical user interface of how WhoGoHost Cpanel looks.
If you don’t love the first user interface, click on the drop down menu indicated by the red arrow in the first image below and you will have another user interface of the second image below.
As you can see in the first image below, there is fantastico de Lux and softaculous – both enable you to install your software in one click e. g WordPress installation software.
If the image are not visible enough, click on it and it will enlarge.
WhoGoHost affiliate program is not one of its kind, this is one area I suggest they try to change their policy and encourage affiliates to better promotes their quality services.
90% of web hosting or any subscription affiliate program I know of always usually pay the affiliates commissions for as long as the referring customer remain or keep maintain its account.
WhoGohost only pays their affiliates on the first year order, and even if the customer continues to maintain the account, you don’t get paid for subsequent billing which in my opinion is not a good encouragement on the part of their affiliates.
So far I have 12 sign up, which am happy with as no one ever return a negative feed back to me. Am showing you this to have a brief knowledge what their affiliate program looks like.
As you can even make money with them, and receiving your money is no problem. You receive your affiliate commission straight in your local bank account. No PayPal issue or whatever.
Below is My affiliate details.
In conclusion, I think whogohost as done better when taken in to consideration the environment they operate in and to say they’ve just be in operative barely not up to a decade in business. And their Facebook page as help a lot to educate people on the way forward about web hosting in Nigeria.
Thanks for reading through.
All internal links with the anchor text “Whogohost” are my affiliate code. So take note, I may earned a commission if you buy hosting or buy your domain name through it.