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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]

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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