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why your business needs dedicated servers
Your business is finally taking off and you’re looking to equip it with the wings it needs to soar. The customer base is already there and growing, but you need a private server to ensure a seamless output. Without dilly dallying too much, we can say you’d be cutting corners as a business owner if […]
what is a virtual machine
In our virtual machine guide, we explain everything there is to know about virtual machines in a series of blogs that will grow continuously. We will explain exactly what VMs are, how they are virtualized, how they run, how they can benefit your business, use cases, cloud virtualization and IaaS, how it works, what the […]
beginner's guide to vps and vps hosting
VPS Servers and Hosting – What it is, How it Works, and Cost You want to start a new online venture, be it a website or your desire to just get your business in the cloud or on this thing called a VPS. However, you have no idea how these concepts relate to you or […]
The two RAID types – Hardware and Software What are these two RAID types and how do they affect my RAID set-up?  Besides the age-old arguments for and against both types, let us first take a look at each type and how it is put together. Hardware RAID Hardware raid, as the name implies, is built […]

RAID explained

What is RAID? RAID (redundant array of independent disks or redundant array of inexpensive disks) is a way of storing the same data on multiple hard disks to protect data in the case of a drive failure. However, not all RAID levels provide redundancy. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID […]
Web Servers - Apache, NginX, and more
We are often so eager to use our new HostAfrica VPS that we jump in and use the default software that either comes with the VPS or that comes to mind. Through the years we have come to know the Apache/Httpd web server as the backbone of the internet. On Windows, it has always been IIS, […]