What are the requirements a web hosting company needs to fulfill before it can be listed among the top 5?  Is it uptime percentage, bandwidth, security, disk space, etc.., or the provision of services based on the needs and features suitable for your website? 

All these are part of what it takes no doubt, nevertheless, we are going to take a look at other ways to determine the best out of the many web hosting companies out there and the the reason why WebManager.NG is the best.

Through tests, analytics, and reviews, made by our research team, it was discovered only a few of them pass the tests and meet the requirements of any website. 

Bear in mind that the performance of your web hosting provider can also affect the SEO ranking of your website as well as its performance. In this review, we compared the following web hosting companies:

  • WebManager.NG
  • True Host
  • Domainking
  • Smart Web
  • Whogohost

Top Local Web Hosting Companies in Nigeria Reviewed

If your website has a global/local audience, or both, or you just want the best performance for your website, I recommend you consider these top picks based on hierarchy, because the categorizations are based on highest to lowest as provided by GTmetrix.

Top Nigerian Hosting Companies Compared


Dedicated, WordPress, Reseller Hosting

  • Load time: 99.8%
  • Support: 95%
  • Disk size: 100%
  • Security: 100%
  • Pricing:99.9%


cPanel, WordPress, Email Hosting

  • Load time: 80%
  • Support: 55%
  • Disk size: 90%
  • Security: 100%
  • Pricing: 75%


Shared, WordPress, Email Hosting,

  • Load time: 90%
  • Support: 80%
  • Disk size: 95%
  • Security: 100%
  • Pricing: 100%


Shared, WordPress, Email, Hosting

  • Load time: 50%
  • Support: 40%
  • Disk Space: 80%
  • Security: 90%
  • Pricing: 70%


WordPress, Email, Shared Hosting

  • Load time: 60%
  • Support: 50%
  • Disk size: 74%
  • Security: 70%
  • Pricing: 50%
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WebManager.NG distinguishes itself as a leading web hosting solution, beating all on the list hands down; through offering a compelling blend of performance, reliability, and support, they have succeeded in winning the hearts of many. Here are some key aspects that make WebManager.NG stand out:

Available Hosting Plans and Services

  • Shared Hosting
  • Email
  • WordPress
  • Dedicated
  • VPS
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Website Development
  • SEO


Based on our analysis, the quality of services and products offered by WebManager.NG is charged at a lower price compared to other local hosting providers. Their prices vary according to the different hosting packages and services offered. But the common ones are highlighted below:

Shared Hosting WordPress Hosting Reseller Hosting
Starter Plan – 74% discount

₦200/month to renew at ₦750

Starter Plan – 74% discount

₦200/month to renew at ₦750

Starter Reseller




WP Kick


Pro Reseller


Flex Pro


WP Lexus


Elite Reseller


Flex Business


WP Classic


King Reseller



WebManager.NG came first on our test due to the range of features that come with each of their hosting plans; from the smallest to the biggest plans, they have what based on your budget, will meet your website requirements.

  • Free Domain: .ONLINE, .COM.NG, .NET.NG, .ORG.NG, .NAME.NG – for 1yr Plan
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Shell Access (Terminal) Enabled
  • 24X7 Technical Support (WhatsApp, Live chat, Phone)
  • Fully Managed WordPress Support
  • E-commerce Capability
  • 1 Click Softaculous Installation of CMS Software, Including WordPress, Joomla

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We used Gtmetrix to test the performance of these hosting providers. Here is that of WebManager.NG WebManager.NG Website Images

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Truehost is partially local. Their company and data centers are based in Canada but have a branch, in Nigeria, as well as platforms, and services to suit Nigerian websites. Regardless, they performed not so badly compared to the others we reviewed in our test.

Available Hosting Plans and Services

  • Window Hosting
  • WordPress
  • cPanel
  • Email Hosting
  • Domain Registration/Transfer


You can get a shared hosting plan for as low as ₦750. This is one of the reasons they factor in our test. The prices of their most common products and services are:

Web Hosting Windows Web Hosting Email Hosting
Truehost Silver Hosting


Windows Silver Hosting


Truehost Business Email 1


Truehost Gold Hosting


Windows Gold Hosting


Truehost Business Email 2


Truehost Platinum Hosting


Windows Platinum Hosting


Truehost Business Email 3


Truehost Unlimited Hosting


Windows Unlimited Hosting


Truehost Business Email 4



To make this an easy read, we only outline the features of Truehost’s shared hosting plan.

  • Disk Space
  • Free .COM.NG Domain
  • Email Accounts
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Shared IP Address
  • Cpanel
  • Free Script Installer – softaculous apps
  • All CMS – Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Magento
  • Latest PHP, Perl, MySQL, Postgre Database


It wasn’t safe for us to judge simply based on features and popularity, the same test was done on truehost as well. The result of the performance test done by GT Metrix is displayed below:

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Whogoshost proved worthy to be included among the top 5 local web hosting providers in Nigeria based on the test performed on it. Let’s see why and how they did so:

Available Hosting Plans and Services

  • SSL Certificate
  • Site Builder
  • Web Design
  • Domain Registration/Transfer
  • Web Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting


The prices for Whogohost’s products are quite on the high side compared to the other two.

Web Hosting WordPress Hosting Reseller Hosting
WP Standard
WP Standard Plus
WP Professional
WP Professional Plus


Only the features of the common hosting plans are highlighted below.

  • Webspace
  • Bandwidth
  • Subdomains
  • Addon Domains
  • Domain
  • SSL Certificate
  • Unlimited Emails
  • Unlimited Databases


The performance of Whogohost doesn’t differ much from that of truehost.

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That is a summary of the review we have on whogohost. Based on user preference only it is advisable to utilize Whogohost’s products and services.


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The fourth on the list is Domainking. We featured them in our review because their services primarily include domain registration and web hosting. They concentrate on serving startups and small businesses.

Unlike other providers who promise to offer what they are not capable of, Domainking issues services and products based on their capabilities, and for that, they are doing well.

Available Hosting Plans and Services

  • Domains
  • Web hosting
  • Website
  • WordPress Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Premium Customer Support
  • SSL certificate


I will leave it to you to be the judge of the prices between the other providers listed.

Shared Web Hosting WordPress Hosting Managed VPS Hosting


The features of their hosting plans are:

  • SSD space
  • Memory space
  • CPU
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Control Panel
  • Free .COM.NG Domain


This is how domainking performed on the Metrix test performed on it.

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The last on our list is smartweb. Despite performing not so well compared to others on the list, they still factor in our review because they are better than others not included.

Available Hosting Plans and Services

  • Shared Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Email Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • WordPress Hosting
  • Domains
  • Website


The prices of Smartweb hosting common plans are as follows:

Shared Web Hosting Cloud Hosting WordPress VPS Hosting
₦1,200/month, ₦14,000/year
Personal Cloud SSD
WP Starter
₦ 14,000/month
₦1,600/month, ₦18,000/year
Business Cloud SSD
WP Performance
₦ 15,000/month
₦2,600/month, ₦30,000/year
Pro Cloud SSD
WP Business
₦ 17,000/month


  • Simplified cloud
  • Fully managed hosting
  • Free data migration
  • Upgradeable CPU/RAM
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Resource monitoring
  • 24/7 Premium support.


Unfortunately compared to the rest, they didn’t perform so well. Regardless, they deserved to be included on the list.

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Thats it! it’s left for you now to decide.

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