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Hostlag announces another acquisition

In less than a month, Hostlag Limited, has just announced the acquisition of another web hosting company. The company had earlier announced the acquisition/merger of Pragmarhost, a web hosting company based in Lagos, Nigeria on July 16th, 2021 and by August 12th, 2021 announced the acquisition of PTwebs, another web hosting company based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Hostlag is a domain reseller and web hosting company. It is one of the fastest-growing Nigerian companies. Hostlag has been steadfast in customer satisfaction. Hostlag aims to be among the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world.

Launched in 2018, Hostlag’s mission is to get every single business online, making the internet accessible and affordable for all businesses. Hostlag also aim to provide access to affordable domains, along with products and services that can help businesses to make their marks online.

While the details of these acquisitions remained confidential, the two web hosting businesses had been in existence for a combined ten years with clients across different sectors.

This is a good time for us at Hostlag, said Mr Ebenezer Dare, the CEO of Hostlag Limited. He further said, this is just the beginning for us, expect more acquisition in the future as we keep growing and getting better.

He also noted that this acquisition will give the new Hostlag clients access to the Hostlag server resources that will help their business websites with better and faster optimization and guaranteed uptime of 99.9%, he concluded.

Congratulations, #TeamHostlag

HOW TO ORDER A DOMAIN NAME AND HOSTING ON HOSTLAG

The first thing to consider when trying to get a new domain name is “if the domain name is available” that is why we encourage people to check the domain availability

   How to check domain name availability;

  • Visit the Hostlag homepage
  • Scroll down to the section that says “it all starts with a domain”
  • Enter your preferred domain name into the search box and click check availability

If the domain name you have chosen is not available, then you’ll have to choose another one that’s available keeping in mind the importance of keywords                                     

Once you have a suitable domain name that’s available the next thing to do is to click on the order now button.

Once you click the button you would be redirected to the domain configurations page where you’ll be asked to add hosting, you can either click to add hosting or click on continue at the bottom of the page if it’s only domain name you are planning to order.

But if you wish to add hosting, click on the red button that says [No Hosting! Click to Add] as seen in the screenshot below.

You can as click to select any of the addon services or ignore totally if you don’t need them.

The next thing is the nameservers section, the default namesevers are ns1.hostlag.com and ns2.hostlag.com. You can leave it that way if you will be hosting your website on Hostlag, however, if you plan to host your website somewhere else, you may have to change the nameservers to the nameserver of your host.

If you clicked to add hosting, the next thing is to select hosting plan that suites your business needs.

Once you selected your desired hosting plan the next stage is the configuration, this is where you select your billing circle and what kind of website backup you want, if you want any at all.

Click continue and move to the review and check out page, this is where you fill in your personal info and select payment method.

Fill in your correct details, check the checkbox that says “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service” and then proceed to checkout and pay, once check out is complete you’ll be issued a ticket, your domain and hosting will be activated on confirmation of payment.

Hostlag wins Best Web Hosting Services Provider 2020 in Nigeria

Press Release

MEA Market is one of the world’s most powerful, innovative and influential business regions, and home to countless leading firms across numerous fast-moving industries, the Middle East & Africa has a huge hand in shaping what happens throughout the wider global corporate community.

With a team of highly trained and committed journalists, contributors, researchers and worldwide industry insiders always on hand to ensure that MEA Market global readership enjoys 24/7 access to timely and entertaining  content that keeps them up to date with the ins and outs of this fast moving region.

MEA Market is the organizer of the annual African Business Excellence Awards.

Hostlag is a domain reseller and technology company founded in 2018 by CEO Ebenezer Dare. It is one of the fastest-growing Nigerian companies. Hostlag has been steadfast in customer satisfaction. Hostlag aims to be among the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world.

We offer a full selection of popular and unique domains, along with fully featured hosting packages, SSL security certificates, and more– all at some of the lowest prices in the industry.

Our mission is to get every single business online, making the internet accessible and affordable for all businesses.

About the Awards

MEA Markets Magazine are delighted to announce the return of the African Business Excellence Awards for 2020. With the MEA platform, we look to reveal industry leaders from the varied industries, markets and sectors from across the continent.

As the 2nd largest continent in the world, Africa is home to a plethora of businesses that contribute to their respective countries’ GDP growth. As businesses and industries continue to thrive within the continent here at MEA Markets we look to continue to support those businesses by showcasing the best of the best from a variety of industries.

From agriculture, mining and manufacturing, to investment banking and travel & tourism, we look to recognize those businesses that go above and beyond in what they do.

Therefore, in the area of web hosting services provider for the year 2020 in Nigeria, MEA Market is glad to announce Hostlag as the winner of the African Business Excellence Awards 2020.

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How to create an eCommerce website using WordPress

Thanks to WordPress and Woocommerce, creating an ecommerce website is now very easy. Moreover, there is no better time to start selling online than now when the effect of the covid-19 has taken its toll on many businesses. The success of eCommerce businesses has been so impacting that even established organizations have started online selling not just as a complementary effort but as their main shop.

And why wordpress?

Because wordpress is a robust tool for managing your website, it is free and easy to use, it powers over 75% of the entire global websites, it is a content management system (CMS), it is much easier to get support online for any issue you may face when developing your website. WordPress also have fantastic themes and plugins to make your job easier both free and at a fee (premium).

Factors to consider before building your eCommerce shop.

  1. Web hosting: A good webhosting service provider will make your life easy. Very few web hosting companies are proactive and responsive when it comes to customer support, before choosing a webhost, I will recommend that you do your due diligence, find out about them online and if you can’t find much reviews about them, send them an email and factor in their response time. Make sure the webhosting company offers quality service and their rates are affordable. For a good local (Nigerian) web host, I will recommend Hostlag.
  2. Domain Name: A good domain name is better than expensive marketing. Choose a domain name that people can easily relate with, choose a name that when people see it or hear it, they can easily determine your line of business. As an advice, I will suggest that you choose a domain name that is not more than two to three syllables. Also go for a domain extension that will help your domain name rank faster.
  3. Themes/Plugins: Choosing the right theme for your ecommerce business will make your job easier. Should in case you want to engage a developer to help you develop your website, let the developer send you different ecommerce themes that talks about your niche or line of business, review the themes and choose the best one you think is good for you. Some themes will even help with your SEO (search engine optimization) because some basic seo elements comes with the theme. Choosing the right theme and plug-ins is an added advantage for you. We will discuss what seo is some other time and you can also check our previous blogs for seo meaning.
  4. Payment gateway: If you are a Nigeria business, you have varieties of choices to choose from, I will recommend that you choose either Paystack, Flutterwave or Quickteller. Personally, I’ve always work with the first two.
  5. SSL certificate: Security is very important to your online store, get a comodo positive SSL or any genuine certificate. Comodo and Sectigo is the same company and I will recommend them any day any time because they have been tried and tested. However, even if SSL is installed on your domain (website), you must continue to monitor your website to avoid any cyber-attack on your site. Tools like wordfence and many others can be used for this purpose.  

The factors listed above are major for your online experience. There are also other options of using site builders like shopify, wix and the others for your online shop but the reason why I don’t recommend such is because your online shop will be at the mercy of another company, you can’t make decisions on your own, you must abide by their policies, terms and conditions and even, they can decide to increase price at any time.

If you decide to build your own ecommerce store, all your need is a good webhost and I recommended Hostlag for you if you are in Nigeria, get your server (hosting) and domain names registration from them and either build your site yourself or engage a developer, even though Hostlag is a Nigerian company, they are not limited to only Nigeria, you can also make payment in dollars when you buy your domain names and hosting from them.

Also woocommerce is not the only ecommerce plug-in used in building an online store, there are several of them and you can always find out on your own, what I have done is to recommend what works best for me.

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