Host locally and enjoy the numerous benefits attached. The distance that data has to travel between your server and the user. The number of ‘hops’ between networks affects the speed that your website loads. About 98% of Web hosting companies in Nigeria host their customer’s websites on servers overseas. Or resell services of other foreign web hosting companies. Their servers are domiciled outside the country. They are not local Webhosting companies and should not be mistaken for one.