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VPS vs Shared Hosting
Shared hosting is one of the cheapest options when searching for a hosting solution. This is because it is also the most basic. Multiple websites share a physical web server and its resources, including the same database, bandwidth and storage. This makes it very economical and easy to maintain, but it drastically reduces the performance […]
ipv6
IPv6 can be simpler and more efficient that IPv4 If the length of an IPV6 address looks scary and you think that the learning curve to ramp up to IPV6 will be too steep, take a deep breathe. Learning IPV4 concepts was JUST as hard originally. After a few hours, it all makes sense. IPV6 […]
Benefits of PowerShell over Command Prompt Well, PowerShell certainly has more power! The command prompt is an interface available to execute simple DOS commands; most users have not explored it beyond ping, ipconfig or in the programming world, ftp. However, PowerShell is much more than that. While there are many differences between the two, here […]
  At Host Africa, we believe in helping our clients to the best of our ability. This sometimes also means refusing to help clients as some queries fall outside our area of expertise. Windows Powershell is one of these areas. As a result, we would like to help with a short article compiled from various internet […]
mail protocols
Introduction and tools you will need to test email protocols Have you ever wondered what sort of conversation occurs between mail servers? Here is a guide on MTA-Speak and how to see if your mail server is actually working or not, ordered by email protocols. You will need a telnet client installed to run these tests and some form […]
It has elements of NotPetya.  Organizations in Russia, Ukraine and a few hours later also the U.S. are under siege from Bad Rabbit, a new strain of ransomware with similarities to NotPetya. The outbreak started Tuesday and froze computer systems in several European countries, and began spreading to the U.S., the latest in a series of attacks. […]

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