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Apache SpamAssassin scoring explained
What is Apache SpamAssassin™? Apache SpamAssassin is the open-source anti-spam software used by most Linux based email systems to filter and block unsolicited emails. It is a complex system that is now maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. Apache SpamAssassin is modular and allows for the use of custom tests and score adjustment. Looking to […]
remote applications
    In our previous post on Remote Desktop Services – Part 1, we had just completed installing Remote Desktop Services. Before we continue, just a reminder:  your server hostname MUST be a full domain name (FQDN) that resolves e.g rdp01.mydomain.co.za. If it is not, the Remote application links will NOT work.   Remote Desktop […]
How to set up Reverse DNS
DNS
As the name implies, Reverse DNS is the inverse of normal (forward) DNS. DNS (Domain Name Service) translates a human readable URL or domain name into an IP address for the computer to read. Reverse DNS is useful when you have an IP address and need to find the domain name. A Reverse DNS query […]
why you should use a web host
Why You Should Consider Using a Web Host For your website to be accessible on the internet, you need website (web) hosting. Web hosting services provide the space and resources that your website needs to live online. Think of website hosting as a shop showcasing your products. The shop provides all the space and resources […]
A breakdown of cPanel and Plesk
When setting up a server from scratch, you may want to install management software with a Graphical User Interface (GUI). This will allow you to control a range of aspects with the click of a mouse, and without accessing a terminal text interface. With the range of solutions out there, which one should you use? […]
DNS Change - tips and tricks to avoid problems
DNS change – what’s the issue? Changing a DNS record for a domain may seem like a non-issue to some people, but the implications are often not realized. At HOSTAFRICA, we realize that these can have a large impact on your business. Effects of an unplanned or badly done DNS change can range from your […]