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IIS Server – Multiple sites with one IP

IIS Server – Multiple sites with one IP

Adding Site Bindings (Website Does Not Have Binding for https) Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. From the Start screen, type and click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, under Connections, expand your server’s name, expand Sites, and then, click the site that you want to secure. IIS 8 Add […]

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DNS Records – Best Practice

DNS Records – Best Practice

Although the basics of DNS records is easy to understand, I often see badly configured DNS zones. Here are a few pointers to help keep that DNS pure and fast according to industry best practice. CNAME RECOMMENDATIONS These records are heavily overused and abused. The basic rule is that a CNAME should never point to another […]

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Bash for Beginners

Bash for Beginners

BASH or the “Bourne-Again Shell” is the scripting language with which many Linux tasks are accomplished. It is an easy to use language and can be freely adapted and expanded which makes it extremely powerful. It enables us to write our own commands, making systems automation (when the computer does the boring tasks) very easy. […]

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Office 365 – What you need to know

Office 365 – What you need to know

Just exactly what is Office 365 ? Office 365 is a collection of applications and cloud services provided as a subscription service by Microsoft. You can use these to be productive across a variety of devices from just about anywhere. Several subscription models are available. Each is tailored to various business sizes and usage types. […]

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Setting up a simple firewall in Linux

Setting up a simple firewall in Linux

Basics In Linux, there are a few basic concepts that we need to understand before we start. Firewall rules are, in general, applied as they are read, from the top down. The best firewall DENIES ALL and only ALLOWS what is needed. OUTBOUND rules are generally more relaxed than INBOUND. A Policy is what gets […]

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SpamAssassin scoring explained

SpamAssassin scoring explained

What is SpamAssassin? Spamassassin is the Anti-Spam software used by most Linux based email systems.It is a complex system that is now maintained by the Apache foundation. Spamassassin is modular and allows for the use of custom tests and score adjustment. How does SpamAssassin arrive at the spam score? Each email sent to SpamAssassin for […]

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DNS Zones explained

DNS Zones explained

  The Domain Name System (DNS) is a central part of the Internet, providing a way to match names (a website you’re seeking) to numbers (the address for the website).   The DNS records are defined per zone. A zone file is a collection of resource records with each record entry described in a certain sequence. […]

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Some easy diagnostic tools for everyone

Some easy diagnostic tools for everyone

Struggling to connect to your email or website? Cannot see if your server is up or not? Here are a few tips and diagnostic tools to help you get a better idea of where the problem lies. Issues that are often not ISSUES As a hosting provider, Host Africa often gets asked: “Are your servers down?”. […]

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Website – A Step by step guide to a get your own

Website – A Step by step guide to a get your own

You decided you need a website. What now?  This short guide will help you understand what is involved and why each step is needed when starting your own website. Steps to follow to enable your website You will need to take the following steps to move from that decision to a presence on the internet […]

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