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Difference between Windows and Linux cloud server

Difference between Windows and Linux cloud server

A Windows or a Linux cloud server – this is the first question when choosing a cloud hosting plan for your website online. Which operating system to choose can be difficult without knowing the differences between them, and the specific benefits that each can offer. The differences between Windows and Linux operating systems are based […]

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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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IIS Server – Multiple sites with one IP

IIS Server – Multiple sites with one IP

One misconception I often come across with clients that are new to hosting and for some reason want to host on IIS Web server is that they need an IP address for each website. This is not true as IIS is just as capable of Virtual Sites as for example Apache or NginX. The secret […]

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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 2

Windows PowerShell commands – Part 2

Benefits of PowerShell over Command Prompt Well, PowerShell certainly has more power! The command prompt is an interface available to execute simple DOS commands; most users have not explored it beyond ping, ipconfig or in the programming world, ftp. However, PowerShell is much more than that. While there are many differences between the two, here […]

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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 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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Windows Remote Desktop Services – Part 1 (Server Roles)

Windows Remote Desktop Services – Part 1 (Server Roles)

Ever since Windows Server 2008 R2, we have been able to break away from the need to access a full desktop in order to use a single application. This means that we can have an application shortcut on your desktop which looks and acts like a normal shortcut but opens an application directly off a […]

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