[NA-Discuss] Shared Hosting vs VPS: How safe is your website
Michele Neylon :: Blacknight
michele at blacknight.com
Wed Feb 6 20:21:08 UTC 2013
On the security issues ..
Shared hosting - yes your site sits on servers with other sites, but that doesn't mean it's more secure than a VPS
VPS or dedicated etc., - your site sits on a server (virtual or physical) that you control
In the case of a VPS you have a lot more freedom and you can do all sorts of "fun" things if you want, but you also end up being responsible for keeping the VPS server up to date and patched.
If you use shared hosting, however, the service provider is going to be looking after the servers for their entire customer base.
Of course the more common issues we see are site defacements where hackers take advantage of exploits in plugins / themes for popular CMS, such as Wordpress or Joomla.
It's quite rare to see a server level hack with the bigger hosting providers, though it can easily happen with some of the smaller operations which are run by one or two people etc.,
Mr Michele Neylon
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From: na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] on behalf of Glenn McKnight [mcknight.glenn at gmail.com]
Sent: 06 February 2013 12:52
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Subject: [NA-Discuss] Shared Hosting vs VPS: How safe is your website
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
PROHIBITED, TRANSFER PROHIBITED
In conversation with Joly he recommeded a VPS site called GANDI for
more secure hosting
Also I found gatorhosting.com as well
mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
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