Blog : Security
security for your cloud server
A cloud server is a virtual server and is created, hosted and offered via a cloud computing platform. They behave in a similar manner as a physical server in terms of different functionalities as well as capabilities. Functions of cloud services can be accessed from various locations with the help of a cloud service provider. […]
SSL certificates
What is an SSL certificate? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. What an SSL certificate does is it encrypts information entered on a website so the only the intended recipient can understand it. An SSL certificate is the backbone of data security and protection on the internet. Advantages vs not having an SSL certificate Let’s […]
linux security
Linux Security is dependant on the administrator One of the advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. The fact remains, however, that no operating system is perfectly secure. A lazy administrator can destroy all the good work put into Linux as far as […]
SSL certificates
SSL certificates are an important aspect of setting up your own website. Understanding what an SSL certificate is and what it does can help you improve your site. SSL stands for secure socket layer, which creates a safe connection between your server and your website visitors by using encryption. If you have an SSL certificate, […]
Most of us have heard of firewalls, but do we understand the concepts that make them work. This week, Host Africa will take a look at some basic firewall concepts and try to make them a bit easier to understand. Types of firewall Traditionally, there are two main types with many variations in-between. These two […]
SSL certificates at
The assortment of SSL certificates available may be confusing and could result in purchasing more (or less) than we need. Using a few questions, we can quickly arrive at a correct decision. Is your website for personal or business use? This hinges on what you want your website visitor to see. Is a valid HTTPS […]

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