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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)
 
Posted on 14 Jul 2017
The free hosting packages offered by Namhost were originally created to cater for clients who wanted DNS hosting but did not necessarily need a lot of storage space. But despite the small size, these free hosting packages have proven to be more than adequate for a wide range of... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 29 Jun 2017
Your domain name is the first thing people see when they find your website. Your web address is the first impression about you or your organization. Having the right domain name is critical to giving a positive first impression, no matter what your website does.Are you tired of not having the... (click here to read more)
 
Posted on 17 Feb 2015
IMPORTANT: This article is outdated. The most up to date information on Payment Gateways in Namibia can be found here.IMPORTANT: Peach Payments is NOT available to Namibians. Peach Payments can only service users with South African Bank Accounts. This is likely to change in the future, but... (click here to read more)