Data protection in shared web hosting plans

Data protection in shared web hosting plans

I am sure that every person using shared web hosting services is concerned about the protection of their data especially when there are other people on the same server who can try to compromise it and steal data. Scala Hosting works on improving security of our shared hosting servers and there is always a lot to do in that regard. I will share some of the things we do and they happen behind the scenes hidden from the customers` eyes. We have developed custom security software which scans all files within the public_html directories of the clients and looks for configuration files and other files which contain sensitive information such as mysql login details and fixes their permissions in case they are wrong. When a web site is compromised on a server in many cases the attacker looks for files with insecure permissions which he has access to in order to steal login details which can later be used to compromise more web sites. That’s why it is important to keep the permissions of such files set to 600 or even 400. In that way noone else will be able to read them except you.

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Beating SPAM and anti-spam protection

Beating SPAM and anti-spam protection

Most of the emails sent on the internet are SPAM. More businesses think they can attract customers by sending spam to many thousands of people all over the world. As a result that has become a big business and people get tired wasting time to clean their mail boxes from the spam messages sent to them on daily basis. There are multiple ways to avoid getting spam e-mails or at least decrease the number of such mails delivered to your inbox to a minimum. There are some very important rules to follow.

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Unmanged or Cheap Managed VPS

If you have limited budget but your web site is too popular to be hosted on a shared hosting plan you have 2 options to consider – unmanaged vps or cheap managed vps. Which one should you choose? There are some factors to consider before you can find out which one is better. First of all, let’s see what is involved in choosing each of the options.

Unmanged or Cheap Managed VPS

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