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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 […]
Redundant Array of Independent Disks

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, […]
NginX Basics
What is NginX? NginX (pronounced Engine-X or N-Jinx) is a high-performance web server designed to deliver large amounts of content quickly with the efficient use of system resources. NginX’s strong point is its ability to efficiently serve static content, like plain HTML and media files. It is especially good at handling many concurrent connections. Some consider it […]
Apache Server Basics
Apache Server is one of the oldest web servers. Apache used to run only on Linux but is now available for Windows and OS/2 as well. The Apache Server has been around since 1995 and has played a major role in the development of the World Wide Web (WWW). It was based on the NCSA HTTPd server, […]