How to Host a Website/Blog (A Complete Guide)

After successfully building your website or blog, after checking bugs and making necessary correction, the next big thing is taking those web files to the cloud so that every body can have access to it... That is all about hosting a website or blog.

This post will guide you through all you need to know about hosting a website or blog and guide you through some cheap hosting company in Nigeria you should submit your web page to. 

Not all developers know how to host their website or blog online. They a hire the service of an expert to host their site for them. If you need sure services I offer that too.

Back to business, let understand what hosting a site really means.

Understanding Hosting a Site, what it means

Web hosting as it formerly called, simple means taking a web files which could include (HTML, documents, images, videos, etc)  that is in your local computer to another computer in the cloud, This is called server. 

To own a website, you need three things: domain name, web hosting, and a developed website.

Domain name is a link like, that direct users to see your developed website, which has been hosted already. 

Also Recommended- How to Register Domain Name at Cheapest Price in Nigeria

We have passed through the developed website already, this guide only show you how to host this website built already.

Hosting Providers  

Next is finding a reliable hosting company where you can buy your domain name and hosting plan to move your files to. There are so many hosting providers in Nigeria, you can google that to find them out, but i will strongly recommend Cloudinos, they have the best response time in service delivery. They are 247 online, so you can be scare of hosting your site with them.  

Here are some features you should be expecting from your hosting provider:

Email Accounts As mentioned earlier, most hosting providers require users to have their own domain name. With a domain name (e.g. and email account features provided by your hosting company, you can create domain email accounts (e.g.

FTP Access The use of FTP lets you upload files from your local computer to your web server. If you build your website using your own HTML files, you can transfer the files from your computer to the web server through FTP, allowing your website to be accessed through the internet.

WordPress Support WordPress is an online website creation tool. It is a powerful blogging and website content management system, which is a convenient way to create and manage website. WordPress powers over 25% of websites on the internet. Most hosting providers will tell you right away if their plans are WordPress-compatible or not. The simple requirements for hosting your WordPress websites include: PHP version 7 or greater; MySQL version 5.6 or greater.

Cloudinos, has all this above listed features and even more, their price is really affordable also.

How to Host your Website/blog with Cloudinos 

Make sure your built side is already pack together in a zip format ,
  • After successfully buying domain name and the hosting plan, a confirmation receipt will be sent to your email, and the necessary details to gain access to your CPanel dashboard will be sent to you too.
  • Login in to your CPane dashboard, go to file manager
  •  Click on the public_html
  • Click on Upload to upload your files(the zip website develop) from the pop out dialog.
  • After successfully upload, extract the zip website content.
  • This process applies to when uploading your database also.
That is all, it will take your website approximately 2 hrs to propagate- to alert the web ecosystem that a site is just ready to be seen. 

In conclusion,  if you encounter any issues in trying to upload your website online, Cloudinos has a support page, that is running 24/7 to help and guide you through the setup.

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