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SMME focussed At HostAfrica, we realize that one of the major obstacles to the growth of Small, Medium and Macro Enterprises (SMME’s) is cash flow, or rather, lack thereof. Ths is why we focus on providing the best value for money at each tier. If your business is successful, ours is too. We rely on your prosperity […]
 What is PoPI? PoPI is an abbreviation for “The Protection of Personal Information”. Simply put, the PoPI Act is there to make sure that all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when working with another entity’s personal information. It does this by holding these institutions accountable should personal information be abused or […]
Virtual Private Servers
A VPS is an effective way to host your own website affordably and easily. A VPS, or virtual private server, has its own operating system, disc space and bandwidth. This means that a physical server that resides in a data centre is divided into several spaces that each creates their own virtual server. As a […]
  Hosting has its own challenges and two types of hosting can be more challenging than most. These are web-hosting and containerized hosting. True virtualization (HVM) totally isolates the VM from the environment. The Hypervisor has only one function – to emulate a hardware platform for every VM. Multi-tenanted hosting is where multiple tenants share […]
  Shared storage is a term readily thrown around, but just what is it and why do we use it? Who shares it? Do I need to worry about it? What is shared storage? This is storage that usually resides in a specialised device or set of devices that form a SAN (Storage Area Network) […]
The virtual networking we will focus on here will all be Linux based as we only use Linux for virtualization at Host Africa. Virtual networking or Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the way we set up networks in cloud environments. SDN is a method to provide the same functionality in a virtual environment as you can […]

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