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Configure cPanel

Configure cPanel

To configure cPanel, you can access your recently installed cPanel at https://yourIPaddress or https://yourdomainname. Note that your browser may display an SSL warning; simply ignore it for now. Login with the username root and your root password. Continue by reading and accepting the license agreement. Enter your preferred contact email address, and optionally an SMS […]

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Install cPanel on Centos

Install cPanel on Centos

You can install cPanel on CentOS for better system administration. cPanel is a web-based control panel that can make tasks like website creation, database management and database deployment so much easier to manage. cPanel is convenient in that it allows users to administer servers through a GUI interface instead of the traditional command line. To […]

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Reseller Hosting

Reseller Hosting

Do you know about reseller hosting? If you are thinking about starting an online business, you probably think your best bet is to have some kind of blog or online store. Maybe you’re looking at a YouTube channel, or mentally populating your Patreon. These are all viable options, and are possibly the only ones you’ve […]

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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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Benefits of WordPress hosting over normal hosting

Benefits of WordPress hosting over normal hosting

According to WordPress statistics, over 74 million websites and blogs are hosted by WordPress. If you want a WordPress site, there are two types of hosting options available for you. You can host your website directly through WordPress yourself or you can choose managed WordPress hosting with a web hosting provider. HostAfrica offers managed WordPress […]

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How much space does a VPS have?

How much space does a VPS have?

At Host Africa, we sometimes see clients purchase a VPS, only to run out of disk space within a matter of weeks. We even had one client who ran out of disk space in a matter of days. Why was this? What it really boils down to is a lack of knowledge on the client side. […]

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Website Hosting Pitfalls

Website Hosting Pitfalls

Know the purpose of your domain or website At Host Africa, we have seen that having a website is no recipe for success. Some companies only have a web domain so that their email address corresponds to the company name. This a very valid reason to have a domain and better than having a website misrepresenting […]

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DNS Change – tips and tricks to avoid problems

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 Host Africa, we realize that these can have a large impact on your business. Effects of an unplanned or badly done DNS change can range from […]

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Hosting Packages

Hosting Packages

Find comprehensive hosting packages at HostAfrica. We are a leading web hosting provider in South Africa with over 15 years of experience. We can tailor a web hosting package that suits your unique needs at the most affordable rates. Our hosting plans are completely flexible and can be upgraded or customised whenever you need. We […]

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ALL non-https sites marked ‘not secure’ from 1 July 1018

ALL non-https sites marked ‘not secure’ from 1 July 1018

Why is Google forcing SSL Google has been pushing webmasters to make the change to non-secure websites a for years now – including hinting at small rankings boost to further incentivize the shift. 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default. Undoubtedly, Google loves its users and therefore, is coming up with […]

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