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HowTo: Use Linux Screen command

HowTo: Use Linux Screen command

A bit about Linux Screen Linux Screen lets you do amazing things. Using Screen, you can use multiple shell windows from a single SSH session. Linux Screen enables you to keep a shell active even through network disruptions. You can disconnect and re-connect to shell sessions from multiple locations and run a long-running process without […]

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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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Free Software and Service Alternatives

Free Software and Service Alternatives

Free software has been around long enough so that much of the really important programs have been tried and tested pretty well. These publicly verified alternatives often provide the same or even better functionality than the originals at a fraction of the price or even for free. Here are a few well-tested alternatives. Dropbox Alternatives […]

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WHM/cPanel DNSONLY overview and setup

WHM/cPanel DNSONLY overview and setup

cPanel is a webhosting control panel based on Linux, which comes with automation tools, and a graphical interface. cPanel was designed to make it easier to host a website online, by providing direct access to server administrators, resellers and website owners to a variety of applications such as BIND (DNS), Pel, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PHP and […]

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The benefits of new WHMCS features

The benefits of new WHMCS features

The 7.4 version of WHMCS comes with a lot of benefits that your clients will surely enjoy. WHMCS started out in 2005 as a platform that combined domain registration, support and billing, which quickly made it a favourite for many hosting resellers. Since then, this all-in-one client management platform continued to grow, adding more security, […]

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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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Web Servers – Apache, NginX, What else?

Web Servers – Apache, NginX, What else?

We are often so eager to use our new HostAfrica VPS that we jump in and use the default software that either comes with the VPS or that comes to mind. Through the years we have come to know the Apache/Httpd web server as the backbone of the internet. On Windows, it has always been IIS, […]

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Windows PowerShell commands – Part 1

Windows PowerShell commands – Part 1

  At Host Africa, we believe in helping our clients to the best of our ability. This sometimes also means refusing to help clients as some queries fall outside our area of expertise. Windows Powershell is one of these areas. As a result, we would like to help with a short article compiled from various internet […]

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Windows Updates – why you should

Windows Updates – why you should

  Windows updates can be a contentious issue. It administrators have very different opinions as to whether they should or should not update windows. They main reasons AGAINST updating are not based so much in fact as in legacy.       Windows Updates as they used to be….. In the old days (of Server […]

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Using Linux for Business

Using Linux for Business

Business and Linux – in the same sentence ? The impression often exists that Linux is reserved for the desktop hobbyist and servers only. After all, aren’t all the business applications written for Windows. A less known fact is that some big business run whole divisions on ONLY linux for their desktop usage. This saves […]

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