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Better security for your Cloud Server

Better security for your Cloud Server

A cloud server is a virtual server and is created, hosted and offered via a cloud computing platform. They behave in a similar manner as a physical server in terms of different functionalities as well as capabilities. Functions of cloud services can be accessed from various locations with the help of a cloud service provider. […]

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Cloud Servers

Cloud Servers

Cloud servers are logical servers that are built, hosted and delivered through a cloud computing platform over the internet. Cloud servers possess and exhibit similar capabilities and functionality as typical servers do, but are accessed remotely from a cloud service provider like HostAfrica. There are two types of cloud servers: logical and physical. A logical […]

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HowTo: Limit CPU Usage of a Process in Linux

HowTo: Limit CPU Usage of a Process in Linux

Sometimes you get that one process that just eats up all your resources. In my case, it’s Google-Chrome. I had to find a way to deal with it without resorting to yet another plugin. In this article, I will discuss control a process in both Ubuntu 16 and Centos 7. Using CPULIMIT to limit CPU […]

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Virtualization Storage Models and Architecture

Virtualization Storage Models and Architecture

Virtualization started off as a way to get more out of modern hardware. It was initially used to split disparate workloads and to isolate different users with different needs on the same physical hardware. In the “old days”, we had to but a new server if the finance department needed a dedicated server to run […]

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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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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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Virtual Hosting Concepts – Shared Storage

Virtual Hosting Concepts – Shared Storage

  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) […]

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Virtual Hosting Concepts – Bridges as Switches

Virtual Hosting Concepts – Bridges as Switches

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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Windows RDS – Part 2 (Applications)

Windows RDS – Part 2 (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 […]

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