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Posted on 07 Aug 2018
PHP is used by over 80% of websites. With that in mind, keeping your website secure is extremely important. Each new PHP version is actively supported by the PHP community for two years following the initial stable release. At the end of the two-year active support, each receives an additional year... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 03 Aug 2018
Namhost is turning 10! To celebrate, we are giving away TEN thousand bucks! That's right, ten THOUSAND Namibian Dollars, right in your pocket! To enter, simply head on over to the official competition page here. (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 25 Jul 2018
Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic over the past few years with many fearful of a machine uprising, but also many excited at the thought of machines influencing their lives for the better.Experiments with Google is a showcase of the world's most creative coding experiments. This showcase... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 22 Jul 2018
Namibia Connected Namibia was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full Internet connectivity. For this reason, Namibia has a large internet user-base compared to similarly populated countries in Africa. A 2018 estimate put Namibia's population at around 2,590,000 inhabitants... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 22 Jul 2018
A Huawei T3 10-inch Tablet is up for grabs!This is a Facebook competition which can be accessed here.TO ENTER:1. SHARE this post on your timeline.2. TAG 3 friends in the comments section of this post.3. LIKE the Namhost Facebook Page.PRIZE:1 lucky winner will win a brand new Huawei T3 10-inch... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
Around the world internet speeds have increased drastically over the past ten years. In Africa however we still lag behind and for this reason it is super important to ensure your website is optimized to load as fast as it possibly can.Why Speed MattersThere are hundreds of reasons why your website... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 14 Jul 2018
Over the years we have tried a variety of applications and websites in an effort to find the best set of tools to make management and development easier at Namhost. Below I mention some of these tools and also how we use them. If you don't know about some of these, try them out as they are sure to... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 13 Jul 2018
I was introduced to crypto currencies when the price was about 60 000 ZAR per Bitcoin. It has since gone up to close to 300 000 ZAR and then dropped again down to where it is today, 13 July 2018 at 22:30, at 86 400 ZAR. Quite a rollercoaster, but even the dips didn't put me off the idea that I... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
There are 4 main different types of hosting to choose from and it can be tricky figuring out which is the best for your specific scenario. Below I discuss each type and make suggestions on when each is best to use. Please leave a comment if you have any questions!Shared HostingAs the most... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
Sometimes it's enough to know if a domain name is taken or not. But for all the other times, there is whois! What is whois?WHOIS (pronounced "who is") is a protocol used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of domain names. By making use of a whois lookup... (click here to read more)