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RSAWEB has launched new Capped Business ADSL packages that extend the range of choice for business’s requiring static IP addresses. These packages are not limited to a certain speed but rather utilise the full capacity of your ADSL line. The new Fibre packages can run up to 4MB/s.

These packages add to the current uncapped solutions, are more cost effective for users doing less traffic and need the higher download speeds. They are also based on fibre via the international SAT3 connection reducing the number of issues created by satellite links.

These new packages will enable customers to run lower cost operations for business connectivity allowing more stable VPN solutions, VoIP, onsite servers, email and other services requiring stable connectivity.

Have a look at the new Fibre Business ADSL 4MB/s packages here


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RSAWeb ADSL customers can now test an easy to use Auto-Dynamic DNS facility that requires no client software to use.

Dynamic DNS allows a name to be updated on a regular basis for internet connections that change their public IP address often. This allows various services to work more efficiently. For example, RSAWeb Engineers use this functionality to connect to remote sites for maintenance, instead of having to try and connect to a dynamic (changing) IP address each time, dynamic DNS converts an easy name into the IP. This name stays the same but the IP address changes regularly.

All RSAWeb customers have easy access to this functionality by port-locking their ADSL connection through the MyRSAWeb control panel. Port-locking has the added advantage of allowing your username and password to work only on your ADSL line. The DNS name will be issued to you from MyRSAWeb.

In the past to use dynamic DNS you had to install client software on the customers server, this usually fairly unreliable due as the service connected to international servers, this meant that any disruption in international connectivity meant the dynamic DNS didnt update causing loss of connectivity, lost email and making it more difficult to manage remote sites.

All RSAWeb Capped ADSL accounts include free Dynamic DNS.


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Another RSAWEB Winner

April 16, 2008


A big Shoutout goes to Fransie Wolstenholme from Parow, the winner of our Sellout Magazine SMS competition. Fransie walked away with a stylish Samsung LCD Monitor for the cost of just one SMS. We’ll also be announcing the winner of our ipod touch competition shortly, so watch this space…

All RSAWEB customers:
You can still participate in our ‘Q & A with RSAWEB competition’ – where you could win a 2GB MP3 Player/Flash Drive, by telling us: “What is the one extra thing that would make RSAWEB totally awesome?” click here to participate.


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Believe it or not, our customers have a big say in how we run our business. Unfortunately, we just can’t fit you all in our boardroom! Instead we’ve created ‘Q & A with RSAWEB’ – an online questionnaire, that gives you the opportunity have your say on how things run round here. This month we’re offering an 2GB MP3 Player / Flash Drive to the best answer to our ‘What is the one EXTRA thing that would make RSAWEB totally awesome?’ question you’ll find in the questionnaire. (you must be an RSAWEB client to participate)

Click here to take part.


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If you’ve done your homework, you’ll have noticed that web-hosting fees normally include costs for bandwidth usage (This covers the transfer of data from your website to the browser’s PC), much like an ADSL package. You may have also noted that bandwidth costs are significantly cheaper overseas in countries like the USA. So if you’re following me, the logical assumption is that you should host your website overseas, where you can enjoy lower bandwidth costs right?

Well, NOT exactly. Location plays a big part in how fast your website is. Fortunately RSAWEB offers you the option to host either locally or internationally, depending on what the needs of your target market are:

Local Hosting
If your website does a lot of South African traffic, hosting locally will give you faster download times and better reliability. Businesses like real-estate agents, online retailers, financial services & business directories that rely heavily on a web presence to run their businesses, enjoy the optimal performance of hosting locally.For larger websites that require dedicated resources we have a range of locally hosted Linux Managed Servers that are housed in our own Data Centres in SA.

International Hosting
Smaller websites, like individual blogs, small businesses, schools & NGO’s benefit from the cost savings associated with hosting internationally. International or export based business’s can also benifit from being closer to their market, by choosing one of our USA hosted packages eg.Beginner Hosting. You will still receive one bill from RSAWEB in rands, and all of your web hosting’s, whether hosted in SA or the USA will be managed through the MyRSAWEB control panel.

Still confused? speak to one of our account managers on: 0861 RSAWEB.


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RSAWEB is moving office

March 13, 2008


RSAWEB is moving its Cape Town office today (Thursday 13 March) and Tomorrow (Friday 14 March). All office based staff and equipment will be moving to smart new offices in the Avalon Building in Hope Street, Cape Town. Our Datacenter will remain unaffected, so don’t worry no servers will be moved over this period. Unfortunately our Telkom lines will be moving tomorrow, so please bear with us as Telkom attend to this. For urgent support during this time, please continue to log support requests on MYRSAWEB, or email support at rsaweb.co.za.

 


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Team RSAWEB has notched up another convincing win, this time in the action cricket arena.

Batting first, the challengers, Quirk eMarketing, posted 51 runs after suffering a major collapse in their middle oder. RSAWEB followed up with a clinical 119, and explosive batting performance by Russel Gordon, scoring 27 off just 11 balls.

Special thanks to Quirk for organizing the event.

Find out more about how Team RSAWEB sponsors the real heroes of sports: those who compete with the fervor of professional athletes, but still maintain a full time ‘day job’.


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Google Calculator tips

February 12, 2008


Google can be used for a lot more than just searching the web, and the average person only uses a fraction of its functionality. Did you know you can use Google as a currency converter too. Try type this into Google, 1 dollar in rand. Here is how it works:

 

You Can also get help while cooking, have you ever wondered how many teaspoons are in a half cup? type half a cup in teaspoons:

 

From the title of this post you were probably wondering how to use the standard calculator functionality, try typing 1*25/5+9 and you will get the answer= 14.


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IPv6 milestone reached

February 06, 2008


This week, out of the UK, Root and Master level Domain Name servers began returning address records that have the ability to map domain names to IPv6 addresses. This means that the foundation blocks are in place for all domain names to directly map to IPv6 addresses, enabling the controversial move to the new form of IP addressing .

This development means that Browsers and Email can now directly address domain names to an IPv6 IP address without the use of an intermediary device, essentially paving the way for the next form of the Internet. The shift to the longer IPv6 IP address scheme has been in the pipeline for more than 10 years, and it looks like the final piece of the puzzle is now in place.

I wonder if this will encourage the adoption of the new addresses, as IPV4 addresses become more difficult to obtain, and the internet reaches the end of its current “number of users”. ISP’s in South Africa will be watching these developments closely, although there are still a few technical challenges that need to be worked out, as well as a few South African addressing nuances.


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