Hub8 is a newly launched web hosting company in Nigeria and today I am going to show you how to purchase free web hosting with Cpanel from Hub8.
What is Hub8?
Hub8 is a web hosting company in Nigeria which offers super quality and cheap web hosting solutions.
Most of its plans are suitable for small businesses and large business. It also runs a domain registration service which is listed among the 6 cheapest domain prices in Nigeria.
Presently, Hub8 runs in 5 countries around the world and now has a branch here in Nigeria. Nigerians also get to enjoy free hosting plans with 500MB disk space.
Features of Hub8 Free Web Hosting Plan
- Single Website
- 500 Mb Disk Space
- 100 GB Bandwidth
- OS: CentOS 6
- PHP, Perl, Python
- MySQL Databases
- Intel Xeon Servers
- SSD & Hardware RAID
- Clustered Nameservers
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- DDoS Protection
- 24×7 Support
With the above features, Hub8 free web hosting is generally suitable for extremely small business or better still test websites.
Pros Of Hub8 Free Web Hosting
- It is 100% free web hosting with cpanel
- Provides a 500MG SSD disk storage
- Can carry huge traffic with a free 100GB Bandwidth
Cons of Hub8 Free Web Hosting
- Disk space too small to host files
- Requires manual installation of WordPress
- Can only host one website
How to create a free hub8 account.
It is always better to create a web hosting account before buying any hosting plan.
Go to Hub8 registration page
Input your email or use your social networks to sign up.
After sign up, login into your account.
Before you continue with the below process, please ensure you already have a domain name.
If you don’t have a domain name, you can purchase one during the process of setting up hosting.
You can also check out my post on cheap domains in Nigeria
How to Purchase Hub8 Free web hosting with Cpanel
- Visit Hub8 official website
- Scroll down to “GET FREE HOSTING” and click.
- If you already have a domain click “Domain purchased from another registrar” if you don’t click “Register a new domain”.
- Choose your domain name and that’s all
- (optional) If you chose “Register a new domain”, you would have to pay for the domain name.
That’s all that it takes to purchase a free hosting with Cpanel from hub8 in Nigeria.
How to Access your free hosting Cpanel.
Follow the below steps to access your free hosting Cpanel on hub8.
- Locate & click my account button at the top.
- Under My services, you would find your domain name
- On your hosting dashboard, click login to Cpanel.
- Also, your Cpanel password and username is there too.
Other steps to take?
After accessing your Cpanel, there are other steps you might want to take which could be installing a CMS such as WordPress.
These steps properly explain how to setup Hub8 free web hosting with Cpanel in Nigeria.
Free web hosting become useful in a situation like running test sites or starting with a very initial capital
With time, I recommend you try to upgrade to a high plan e.g Hub8 mega space sold at 4000naira/yr (20% discount).
If you have any questions, leave a comment below.