Web4Africa Ltd., the leading web hosting company in West Africa, has acquired the web hosting & domain names services of Alireta Nigeria Limited with effect from 1st May 2011.
Founded in March 2003 under the name DomainStandard.net, Alireta broke new grounds by offering domain registration and web hosting services to residents of Nigeria at prices much lower than what was obtainable within Nigeria at that time. The operation has constantly remained among the top ten Nigerian web hosts since inception and was rebranded to Alireta in May 2008.
Web4Africa has acquired 559 active clients who owned 458 domain names, 295 shared hosting accounts and 19 reseller hosting accounts. With few overlaps considered, it is expected that the acquisition would boost Web4Africa’s portfolio to over 13,600 active clients, over 8,100 domain names, over 1,500 shared hosting accounts and 169 reseller hosting accounts.
The acquisition would expose Alireta customers to over 70 international domain extensions, at lower prices, more flexible web hosting plan choices like Windows/ASP.NET hosting as well as 7 online payment methods including a method that accepts Nigerian debit cards like Interswitch Verve and GTB Naira Mastercard.
Yomi Adegboye, founder and CEO of Alireta said concerning the sale of his company’s webhosting and domain services:
“Alireta and Web4Africa are two of the longest standing webhosts in West Africa. We also have a long history of partnership, and we are confident that both Alireta clients’ accounts and my own personal and business accounts are in the best hands possible on the continent. This transfer of Alireta’s web hosting and domain services to Web4Africa will see our clients enjoy even better world-class support and lower prices. In the meantime, Alireta Nigeria Limited will continue to provide the excellent web design services that we are known for at a new domain, www.anl.com.ng”
“But my primary focus from now will be in pursuing more exciting opportunities in the mobile and telecoms sector as a consultant, speaker, and as editor of Mobility Nigeria.”
Oluniyi Ajao, founder and Managing Director of Web4Africa Ltd said:
“We have solid plans for 2011 that when executed, would move us further up the ladder in the international domains and web hosting marketplace. This acquisition brings us closer to our plans.”
Web4Africa was founded in 2002 and this acquisition further consolidates its position as the web hosting giant in the West African sub-region. Web4Africa targets the global marketplace via www.web4africa.net and targets the Nigerian market via www.web4africa.com.ng
Founded in 2002, Web4Africa offers domain names, web design, web hosting and ecommerce solutions to clients worldwide.
We have since integrated former Nairahost customers into the Web4Africa billing system. This page addresses some frequently asked questions by former Nairahost customers:
1. How do I manage my domain name and web hosting accounts?
All services are to be managed through our Client Area located at https://www.web4africa.net/clients/clientarea.php You would need to login, to be able to manage your services.
2. I do not remember my username/password.
Your username is the email address you used in ordering for services with Nairahost. If you do not remember your Nairahost password, simply make use of the Password Reminder on the Client Area login page.
3. I no longer have access to the email address I used with Nairahost.
Contact us with some solid proof about your previous transactions with Nairahost and we would do our best to assist you.
4. I want to renew my old domain names and web hosting accounts.
Simply login to the Client Area and renew your domains or hosting accounts from there. Invoices are automatically generated for expired services. Do well to go through your invoices. If an invoice has been generated towards service renewal already, settle that invoice by choosing the payment method most convenient for you. Contact us if your service is not renewed automatically.
5. I have received renewal invoices but some items in the invoice are listed several times and so the total amount is wrong.
Contact us with the specific Invoice ID(s) and we would correct it for you.
6. I already paid Nairahost for renewal, sometime in 2010.
Send us some evidence of your payment. Any of the following would do:
7. What nameservers should I use for my domains?
For Linux hosting, point your domains to ns1.web4africa.com & ns2.web4africa.com
For Windows hosting, point your domains to ns15.web4africa.com & ns16.web4africa.com
If you do not have any pending formalities and your web hosting is not working, be sure your domain name is point to the correct nameservers above.
8. Give me your bank account information, I need to urgently pay for account renewal!
Access our Client Area. Open your pending invoice and choose “Bank Payment” as your payment method. Our bank account details and other information would be revealed. Do well to follow all the instructions stated on the invoice.
9. Can I pay online?
In addition to bank deposit, we do accept online payment through numerous methods:
10. Would you still support the old Nairahost hosting plans?
We are maintainting the old Nairahost hosting plans temporarily. We would eventually migrate all active hosting accounts to Web4Africa’s web hosting plans.
Dear Nairahost customer,
This is to inform you that Web4Africa Ltd., a leading web hosting company in West Africa, has acquired the operations of Nairahost.
You may read about the acquisition here: Web4Africa Ltd acquires Nairahost
Please bear with us as we quickly get a hold of Nairahost operation. This is just a courtesy notice and we would update you further in the next few hours.
Change is here, for web hosting in Nigeria. Get ready for drastic improvements in pricing and service delivery.
Should you need support or have questions, simply write to support[at]nairahost.com and we would do our best to assist you in a timely manner.
Note that we are unable to access nor comment on past issues.
We are fully aware that many of you patronize local companies not because you don’t have foreign options but because you prefer to patronize your own people and keep the money in your local economy. That does not mean you should tolerate mediocre service delivery. Whatever your reasons for patronizing us are, we are resolved to offering you world-class web hosting, professional web design and affordable domain name services. You deserve only the best. With Web4Africa; the best, you would get.
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