Scala Hosting launches Enterprise SSD Cloud hosting services

Scala Hosting is continually working on implementing new technologies and enhancing services. We understand that the web hosting industry is dynamic and if you want to grow you have to keep up with the changes. The time of predefined web hosting packages is almost obsolete now. The new hosting is called cloud. But what is a cloud hosting service? The cloud hosting gives you the oportunity to save money by paying for exactly what you use. It allows you to scale easily and use the additional resource immediately. In some setups, the cloud service may include redundancy too. At Scala Hosting we do not compromise quality and we are happy to announce that after a successful 6 months testing period with zero downtime we have launched an enterprise SSD based cloud web hosting solution. That is a premium service designed to deliver maximum performance and decrease downtime to minimum.

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Increased shared hosting CPU and RAM limits

Increased shared hosting CPU and RAM limits

As performance is always important, we have been re-evaluating the resource usage limits for our shared hosting packages and we are happy to announce that we can squeeze a bit more resources for our shared hosting clients. As of now resource usage limits will be increased for our shared hosting packages with the following values:

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Scala Hosting – Security made better

Scala Hosting - Security made better

The number of attacks on the internet are increasing daily. As a result, more and more web sites are getting hacked and used for various abuse related actions. Those include uploading phishing web sites, sending SPAM, flooding networks, cracking passwords and others. The problem is most of the clients are not tech savvy and they don’t know how to secure their accounts and keep them secure all the time. In that way the attacks happening all the time on the internet will not be able to affect them. A compromised account on the server can cause many problems. First of all, it can SPAM, upload phishing web sites to steal credit cards but it may also be used to compromise other accounts on the server which are not secure. The most recent way used by hackers is creating symlinks to the configuration files of other clients which contain their login information for MySQL. Those details include the database name and the mysql username and password. They can be used to compromise that account. We have an article in our knowledge base about security of web sites which can be accessed at https://www.scalahosting.com/clients/knowledgebase/1/My-account-has-been-compromised-How-do-I-fix-it.html however that article didn’t make our clients to secure all the web sites they host. That is why we decided to do something from our end which would make our clients’ web sites more secure. We implemented a system on all our servers which would find the configuration files of the web sites and change their permissions to 600. That will make those web sites secure and they will not be compromised in case of a local symlink attack which happens very often these days and is widely used. We monitored how the system works and it secured many thousands of web sites across all our servers. We were amazed to see how many insecure web sites are hosted on our servers and we are glad we are able to make them more secure.

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