Web Hosting Options to start your online business

Getting a website in Nigeria has become very easy today. Some two decades ago, it was not so easy to register a domain name and begin an online business in Nigeria. All that has changed and in simple steps and very few clicks, you can begin an online business with your own website in Nigeria today.

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The internet represents a huge potential for business growth and entrepreneurship. But one key advantage of the internet over real world business is that you do not require a physical location for your business to commence. You can build trust and excel in sales and profit making operating a business on the web. The Linda Ikeji's blog and Nairaland forum are two classic examples of business successes that and solely dependent on the web with no need for a physical office.

To begin a business on the web, you require a website. To get a website, you need to host it online. There are several options for hosting a website and we will take a look at them and suggest which the best is for every moment.

Please note that this article is introductory and so does not go into the technical details of each of the web hosting options.

What is Web Hosting

Think of web hosting as getting a space on the internet to enable you upload files and conduct your online business. So if you have been able o generate an idea, developed the idea into a sellable concept, you will need to get a web hosting space on the internet to be able to promote your idea to internet users within a locality or to the global user community.

Design Your Website

To run a website on the internet, you will need to come up with an attractive web page designed to build trust and make usability simple. To be successful on the increasingly competitive world of the internet today, you must ensure that your website loads fast, is easy to navigate and providing sufficient information to help or provide the needed answers and solutions to your visitors. You also need to be very skillful in developing a call to action button on your website especially if you have some products to sell or want your visitors to provide you with some extra information like subscribing to your newsletter.

If you are designing on localhost, you can defer activating your web hosting account until after you complete your web deigning. If you want to design online, then you will have to get a web hosting account in place before you can start. In designing your website, keep these salient points in mind:

  • Ensure that you enable your cache system especially if you are running a content management system like WordPress, Joomla or ecoomerce based solutions like Magento and OpenCart.
  • Take website security very seriously maintaining a safe password practice and updating your website software to keep up with their latest release. Outdated software has been the source of many website hack or exploitation. This can be avoided by maintaining your website to keep up with latest updates and releases.
  • Take extra security steps to protect your website by using the IP deny, allow rule to protect sensitive files and directories. Directories that need protection will include the admin folder, the module and plugin folder, the components folder and template folder. Recently, for a content management system, it has been useful to protect all folders from regular access because hackers have become very smart and keeping them at bay using the IP deny rule is a good way to stay safe.
  • Change default admin username. With most CMS, the default username is the same and usually it is called "admin". Changing this to a custom username is a good idea to prevent brute force attempts to guess your password having being sure that the username is correct. In changing the default admin username, the recommended approach is to create a new user with administrator permissions , login to the website backend or admin dashboard and delete the default user.

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Hosting Your Website

There are options for hosting your website. The simplest is a shared hosting service. With a shared hosting service, you use the web server with other users. What they do can affect you just as what you do can affect them. You will also be sharing your sever IP address with others. It means that if any user engages in a spammy or unwholesome activity which leads to a blacklist, all of you will be affect that are using the shared server.

A shared web hosting service is however cheap and easy to get active in simple clicks and within minutes. Take these steps to order a shared web hosting service

  • Browse through the web hosting plans to chose the plan that fits your needs especially in terms of disk space required, bandwidth requirement, database and emails you will need to create and any other features you will need.
  • Choose your preferred plan and order your web hosting service
  • Make applicable payments to have your order activated.
  • Start using your web hosting service. Once your order is activated, you will receive a "New Account Information" email which will contain the details of your web hosting order including the login details.

The other option for web hosting will include:

  1. Reseller Hosting: This is good for those who want to resell web hosting space to their own clients or are in the business of designing and managing websites for their clients and do not want to maintain separate shared hosting accounts. This web hosting plan is best for starters and small businesses who want to un a single or just some few web hosting accounts.
  2. Virtual Private Servers (VPS): A VPS will give you the benefit of customizing your server settings for a price lower than that of a dedicated server. VPSs are good for those who want to run certain software, set features like unlimited disk space for their web hosting clients and some other benefits.
  3. Dedicated Server: Dedicated servers allow full customization of your server. It is however a very expensive option for web hosting and no recommended for starters..

There are other options like cloud hosting but the options explained above will be the basic you can choose from.

Our web hosting services are completely automated with 24/7 customer support provided through our client management portal. So you need not worry about anything. If you have any challenges, all you need to do is submit a support ticket in our client area. We guarantee that you will get a response and a competent support staff will be there to help.

Get flexible web hosting plans that fits every budget, Todhost is one of Nigeria's most reliable web hosting companies offering quality web hosting services and supporting small, medium scale and large businesses in Nigeria and beyond. Our focus is on quality service delivery and we provide 24/7 customer help via telephone and client support portal. We also have over 1000 articles in knowledgebase tutorials to guide you on every key area of using our web hosting services. Our knowledgebase tutorials cover cpanel articles, email articles, domain tutorials and web design tools amongst others that highlights the latest happenings in the industry and provide solutions to numerous and emerging problems.

You will find below, details about our company and why we can be a dependable web hosting ally to you and your business.

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The Todhost Advantage

We place ourselves in the position of customers and offer the best service We see customer relationship as a partnership that requires us never to stop giving excellent service. We continue to make that best efforts that would grow with your business and support it every step of the way? We call it the Todhost Advantage, the advantage of working with the best web host in the industry. Since 2009, Todhost has distinguished itself as a versatile and trusted partner for any serious website owner. The following are only a few points of a large list of reasons why you should choose Todhost as your trusted web hosting provider.

99.9% Uptime Guarantee

We offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee with all of our plans which is monitored by reliable third party companies. Whether it's the day or night, you can be confident that your website is safe in our professional hands.

Disk Space & Bandwidth

As we are prominent in our web hosting service, so you can get enormous storage for your files. We offer several tactics with diverse storage options.

30 Days Money Back Guarantee

We also endow with a 30-days money back guarantee whereby you can claim your money back in full within a month of signing up without any questions asked.

24/7 Support

Our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by customer desk, live chat & by phone for those times when you need help. Whether you need help with server assistance, registration of domains, transferring domain and websites, hosting related issues, control panel guidance we are here to assist you!

Multiple Services to fit any budget

We have the right web hosing plan for you, whether you're a big business corporate house or looking to setup your first Wordpress blog. We have a web hosting plan that's right for you!

cPanel - Multi-Language

We offer a multi-language, user-friendly control panel called cPanel. Languages supported are English, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, German, Russian, Ukrainian & Bulgarian.

Preinstalled Scripts

Preinstalled scripts make life much easier by allowing you to install any popular application/software without any web hosting knowledge. Whether you want to start a website, blog, forum or online store our 1 click, script installer has the right software for your needs. From Wordpress to Zen Cart, we have it all!

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Why Choose Todhost!

You will find numerous reasons, those we can enumerate and those you will discover during your engagement with us and in the use of our services. However, we have outlined four basic reasons why you will want to use Todhost web hosting services:

The top reasons why you should choose us.

  • We are passionate about what we do
  • We listen to your feedback
  • We provide a high level of support
  • We focus on the quality of our services
  • We have lots of tutorials on how to get your website up and running
  • We do not oversell our web hosting services

And you will also find more reasons to love and trust Todhost with your web hosting below

Years of Web Hosting Experience

Since 2009 when we started web hosting business at Todhost, we have sustained our quality of service and worked hard to always improve on service delivery. Our web hosting is loved by customers for its reliability, security and all our web hosting plans are carefully tailored to provide the best service. We offer robust and dedicated disk space for web hosting and reseller hosting services and we have set very high standards for web hosting with many unlimited features including bandwidth, emails, databases and add-on domains

Technical Capacity and Customer Empathy

We have been around for years and have seen it all. You can always rely on our strength and technical capacity to support your online business. Todhost understands the needs of customers and so we stop at nothing to offer additional free services including website backups using R1Soft enterprise backup software, 24/7 support using telephone and our constantly monitored ticketing system.

Trust, Quality and Reliability

Todhost has been providing high quality service with unmatched reliability since 2009. We offer shared web hosting service, reseller web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated server hosting and domain registration services. Since 2009, Our clients love our web hostingand you will love it too! Todhost's exceptional performance, experience, commitment, and continuous investment in web hosting infrastructure guarantees Superior Quality Web Hosting services in Nigeria!

Free Transfer Services

We provide free transfer services when you move your site to Todhost. We move your files, scripts, emails, databases and domain name with no downtime.

Key Website Hosting Features...

We place ourselves in the position of customers and offer the best service We see customer relationship as a partnership that requires us never to stop giving excellent service. We continue to make that best efforts that would grow with your business and support it every step of the way? We call it the Todhost Advantage, the advantage of working with the best web host in the industry. Since 2009, Todhost has distinguished itself as a versatile and trusted partner for any serious website owner. The following are only a few points of a large list of reasons why you should choose Todhost as your trusted web hosting provider.

Our web hosting technology is great and unrivaled. We are proud of our services, our clients are happy with us and we believe you too will be happy with using our services.

Free with all web hosting packages

- Unlimited/unmetered Bandwidth

- Unlimited email locations and databases

- Flexible, easy to use Control Panel

- 99.999% Uptime Guarantee

- No Contract, cancel at any time. No questions asked - with a 45 Day Money Back Guarantee,

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Loaded With Each Web Hosting Plan...

- Free Weebly site Builder and Web Building Tools

- Over 400 simple to-utilize Free Website Templates

- Free Website Transfer administrations: Domain Transfer, MySQL Transfer, Script Transfer

- Free scripts and website building apparatuses for CMS, web diaries, e-business thus on can be in a blaze presented for you with a few ticks

Control Panel Features...

- Latest cPanel and constantly updated user Control Panel

- Website Statistics: AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer and Error Logs

- Free instant Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals, Forums, Counters, and Form-mail

- Password Protected Directories and Custom Error Pages

- Web Based File Manager, Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Redirect URL

Programming and Database Features

- Unlimited MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access

- Programming Language: CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, SSI

- Programming Modules: Curl, CPAN, GD Library, ImageMagick

- System Management: SSH Access and Cron Job Scheduling

- FrontPage Extensions

E-Mailing Features

- Unlimited POP3 Email Accounts with SMTP

- WebMail Access: Horde, SquirrelMail, RoundCube

- Receive your email to your phone by method for IMAP Support

- Prevent spam with SpamAssassin

- Unlimited Autoresponders, E-Mail Forwards, Email Aliases, Mailing Lists


- Instantly introduce more than 200 open-source scripts with just a tick!

- WordPress Hosting - Host your own unique WordPress blog

- Joomla Hosting and Drupal Hosting - Professional CMS Solutions

- Magento Hosting - Free E-business applications for your own specific store

- Wiki Hosting - Start a Wiki site with MediaWiki

- Presta Shop web facilitating - Instantly present your e-business application and set up your own particular online shop.

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