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Host Africa Website Builder – our great new product

Host Africa Website Builder – our great new product

Here is a great new product that many of our customers have been waiting for. Host Africa’s new Website Builder is a great way to build a really good looking website at a fraction of the cost that it would usually be. See a DEMO here!  Using this great tool you can even IMPORT your site! […]

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What sort of connectivity do I need?

What sort of connectivity do I need?

The current scenario with fibre With the current speed of fibre rollouts, ADSL is fast following the path of dial-up connections and the dinosaur. We are literally spoilt for choice with speeds ranging from 1mb/s up to 1gb/s in some areas. If the national regulator can have its way, base-speed connections may even end up […]

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Which SSL certificate?

Which SSL certificate?

The assortment of SSL certificates available may be confusing and could result in purchasing more (or less) than we need. Using a few questions, we can quickly arrive at a correct decision. Is your website for personal or business use? This hinges on what you want your website visitor to see. Is a valid HTTPS […]

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A little bit of knowledge goes a long way…

A little bit of knowledge goes a long way…

Amazing! I am often quite amazed at the way some individuals and sometimes, even businesses can operate with an almost complete lack of some basic knowledge around the tools they use to make money. This is especially true in IT where many customers are not knowledgeable enough to challenge their service providers. Operating with blunt […]

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Backup Strategy

Backup Strategy

Do you have one? Backups are often done incorrectly, inaccurately or not at all. What should we do when planning our backup? Having no backup strategy is almost as bad as having no backups. Our backup strategy tells us a few things: When to backup. (not how many times a day or week, but WHEN). […]

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Task Automation

Task Automation

Why Automation? In IT, as in most business, there are certain tasks which end up stealing all your joy by being endlessly boring and repetitive. We used to call them “character building” but with all that is available to us today, we can dispense with manually doing many of these “character builders”. What these tasks […]

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Office 365 – What you need to know

Office 365 – What you need to know

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. […]

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VPS or Web-hosting – which do I need?

VPS or Web-hosting – which do I need?

Which package is right for me? This all depends on what you want to do and what skills you have available. The quick and short answer is Websites = Web Hosting and Applications = VPS. This is a bit of an oversimplification. If your website includes some sort of customised back-end software or application, you […]

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Why use HostAfrica for my Cloud Hosting?

Why use HostAfrica for my Cloud Hosting?

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 […]

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The POPI Act and data

The POPI Act and data

 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 […]

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