[NA-Discuss] Shared Hosting vs VPS: How safe is your website

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Feb 6 15:28:40 UTC 2013

Not to argue with the potential problems of shared hosting, it is not 
synonymous with the hosting company registering the domain name for 
you. You can register your own name and then point it at a shared host site.


At 06/02/2013 07:52 AM, Glenn McKnight wrote:
>Hi All
>Recently I setup the ISOC  Canada  WordPress site at a  Shared Hosting
>  website due to price but  upon research and discussion with Joly and
>others  I discovered that  Shared hosting  opens your  site to potential
>hacking.  Research revealed that the site is shared with 3,500  others.
>Here is some research on the risk
>*Question:  Is it worth the difference?*
>Upon discussion with the hosting company they don't have a VPS service to
>upgrade the account.
>When I did a  WHOIS on the name  this was the first thing I found. No
>response yet from the hosting company, Ticketed the item with their support
>on this issue as well.  Almost feel  hostage.
>  Name FastDomain Inc. (R1455-LROR) StatusADDPERIOD, CLIENT TRANSFER
>In conversation with  Joly he recommeded  a  VPS  site  called GANDI for
>more secure hosting
>Also I found  gatorhosting.com   as well
>Glenn McKnight
>mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
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