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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
This competition has ended! Congratulations to the winner, Angeline Bezuidenhoudt.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... (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)
Posted on 15 Mar 2018
As of 1 April 2018, the effective VAT rate in South Africa will rise from 14% to 15%. While most companies are simply increasing their prices proportionally, Namhost's prices will remain as is and effectively, Namhost will be absorbing the 1% knock added by VAT. The only difference will be... (click here to read more)
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
“PCI Compliance” has often been a deterrent for those seeking to accept online payments. This is mostly due to confusion around what it actually is and how exactly it is applicable. Below I answer a few common questions about PCI Compliance.What is PCI Compliance?PCI is an abbreviation for “Payment... (click here to read more)
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
A few years ago, one of the only ways to receive online payments in Namibia was through a company called 2Checkout. It was a good option, but it had some downsides: higher fees, minimum payout limits, delays due to international transfers and limited templating functionality. However, despite these... (click here to read more)