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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?”. […]
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 […]

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