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Amazing! I am often quite amazed at the way some individuals and sometimes, even businesses can operate with an almost complete lack of some basic knowledge around the tools they use to make money. This is especially true in IT where many customers are not knowledgeable enough to challenge their service providers. Operating with blunt […]
cloud computing
Amongst Virtual Hosting customers, there is a misconception that moving to “the Cloud” is an easy way to eliminate the cost of IT staff. This is rarely true. Most virtual hosting providers do not offer managed hosting. If they do, it will usually be at a significantly extra cost. In the end, you may end […]
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 […]

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. […]
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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