Back in 2016 when the dollar rate traded between 395 to 450 Naira to a dollar, a painful increase from between 170 to 190 Naira, CertaSpace Web and Server hosting services was birthed.
The total online transactions in Nigeria had risen to over 30 trillion Naira for 2016, this period also witnessed a surge in Tech Startups and innovations. Maintaining a presence online has become an absolute necessity, CertaSpace sought to ease the pains and high cost of subscription and renewals for both shared web and server hosting services.
Shared web hosting packages of up to 15GB space with unlimited databases, emails and bandwidth was offered for free up till December 2016. Cloud Servers packages using LXC Virtualization of up to 80GB storage, 8CPU and 8GB memory was offered for free for first month of subscription. CertaSpace domain name registration was also heavily discounted.
To celebrate this one-year milestone, we are introducing new and exciting add-ons to our hosting services. We have introduced a free email hosting service of 3 emails and up to 1.5GB space when you purchase your domain name from CertaSpace, you can sign up here.
With our vision “To be the most supportive, secure and affordable cloud solution provider in Africa”, we understand the need of our Nigerian subscribers to have an online presence without paying a dime, hence we have introduced CertaSpace Free Web Builder. You can have a website online hosted free by CertaSpace. Click here to learn more and sign up.
We have also identified the need for trainings and video tutorials for web developers and Cloud Sysadmins. CertaSpace will be launching our video tutorial channel this anniversary month of July 2017 and also work on organizing local Tech meetups on using our LXC Virtualization containers and Webmin control panel.
With the rise of off-the-shelf cyber-crime products which has resulted in less technically proficient cyber-criminals being able to launch large scale malware and ransomware campaigns, CertaSpace will be offering free SSL Certificates for all hosting packages to help mitigate effects of attacks. Some of our videos will also be focused on securing online assets.
As we turn expectantly to the years that lie ahead, we express gratitude for a fantastic year gone by and thank all our subscribers for choosing CertaSpace Hosting Service, sticking with us through our challenges majorly being subscribers abusing our free services for spamming activities.
We are ourselves a budding Startup and with your patronage we hope to transform our vision to reality.