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WordCamp Harare is on 10 December. Tickets now available!

WordCamp Zimbabwe is an event that a lot of WordPress enthusiasts and users (like us here) have wanted for a while, so thanks to the team behind this effort, it’s finally happening. The date is 10 December, price is $6 and the venue Harare City Library. More about that here. If you’re wondering why WordPress is a big […]


Shift to Application & Infrastructure Hosting #ZimBroadband presentation

A presentation by Dandemutande CEO, Michele Scanlon at the 2014 Broadband Forum in Harare. She spoke about the app & infrastructure hosting and trends on he continent, hosting locally, hybrid cloud infrastructure, and what all tis means for Zimbabwe. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney […]


Liquid Telecom launches Kenya based carrier-neutral data center

Liquid Telecom announced this week the launch of a new Nairobi based data center company to serve region. Named East Africa Data Centre, the company’s data centerwill provide amoung other services, hosting, server colocation services, interconnect services and application cloud services to operators and other enterprise on the continent. According to the announcement, East Africa […]


About moving web hosts #techzim

To improve availability and speed of the site, we migrated Techzim to new hosts a few weeks ago. Last time we did this was about 2 years ago when we moved the site from local Zim hosts.


We were down this weekend

If you visited the Techzim website on Saturday, you were probably met with an error indicating the site couldn’t load. It wasn’t just you; we were down for most of Saturday. The issue was a hosting one, and it’s the longest we’ve been offline because of hosting problems since launch. We’re sorry for this and we’ll be working with the host to reduce the chance of this happening again.


Webhosting on a dime

Snail paced servers are one of the many reasons for a website to suck and shared hosting is so 2005.Since IT departments have to compete with other departments for financial resources cost is one of the causes why IT administrators settle for poor hosting deals. Today I look at how a company or any individual can build an ultrafast safe website for under $10 a month.


We were down this morning

Some of you noticed you couldn’t open the Techzim website this morning. We were down. For about 2 hours our web host had some server issues. Fortunately, they were able to resolve the issue before too long. None of our data or our platform (we run WordPress as you can see in the footer) was […]


The Daily News website having issues again

We received a tip from a reader in the morning today advising us that the Daily News website (www.dailynews.co.zw) was down. So we did the usual checks and indeed it was down. A content delivery network service – used on the site – called CloudFlare was reporting that the site was offline.


The Daily News website goes offline

The website of one of Zimbabwe’s most read daily newspapers, The Daily News, is down. We’re told by a reader that the website has been this way since at least yesterday morning. Currently, opening the www.dailynews.co.zw address loads a ‘403 Forbidden’ page served by the web hosting company.


Techzim’s Downtime Yesterday and General Site’s Stability

ver the past few weeks, we have had a few stability issues with this site. Yesterday for example the local mirror of the site went down with the “500 Internal Server” error below for some hours.