August 6, 2010 by Administrator
Just when I thought I had gotten over Web4Africa, someone unfortunately reminds me about them….rolls eyes and hisses.
I have some work doing, so here am I trying to get a head on start for the weekend. A friend of mine came online about an hour ago. We last met Dec, 2008 before he travelled abroad for further studies. I and my guy had then been discussing a couple of things regarding a project we wanted to embark on, first of which was getting a reputable webhost, and then we hoped other things would fall into place. As of this writing, the project is still a project; unfortunately, it has become an abandoned project, as my experience with Web4Africa was like pouring very cold water on a budding fire.
Enough of the whining and crying, let the sleeping dogs lie. I and my guy haven’t spoken in a while, so we had a lot of catching up to do. After about 45-minutes, he had to catch up to something else, and I proceeded with what I was doing. Searching up something on google, only to find some interesting article, titled: 14 Things To Consider When Choosing A Webhost For Your WordPress Powered Site, how I wished I read this before jumping into the Web4Africa bandwagon. And it was just after I read the “first thing to be considered” that I decided to write this post. Heres what the author(WP Tavern) of the above article has to say:
Google Research – Always type into Google “Name Of Webhosting Company Sucks” to get a grasp on the issues that have been reported with that particular webhost. When webhosting companies screw up, people are very vocal about it and will stop at nothing to complain to all who will listen. Unfortunately, the side effect to this research is that you’ll find out every webhosting company in existence, sucks.
And as if I wanted to verify if WP Tavern was telling the truth, I typed: “We4bAfrica sucks” into my google search page, and what did I find:
Someone even votes Web4Africa as the worst webhost of 2010?
source: click here
This one talks of some fraudulent website hosted on WebAfrica?
source: click here
Oga Trae adds his own 2-cents in his piece titled: Peace of Mind.
For the record, the only sugar-coated review I found on the internet about Web4Africa is this controversial article by Chukwudi U, and the reason why is what I explained in this other article last year; 60days till the expiration of http://www.nairabutes dot com – update3: click here. Thats why I called it sugar-coated. Anyway, I have no qualms with Mr. Chukwudi, its just that I feel he played some politics with his write-up.
Anyway, just in case you want to know where all of the above really started from, read the The Original Story which I wrote last August 2009. Its been one year since I complained about Web4Africa’s Fraud, it unfortunately my complaint felt on deaf ears. With all my complaints on email and online, there was no single word of apology. While my complaints about the disservice were falling on deaf ears, the company was still reminding me to renew my subscription. They forgot they were not even providing me service in the first place. In the common Nigerian parlance, God dey!. Everyday is for the thief, one day is for the owner.
Just to repeat what I searched on google: Web4Africa SUCKS, and it does big-time.