Why Shared – Instant Hostings Are Hacked?
Shared hosting is a kind of service where one physical server is hosting several websites. The server’s resources are assigned to its many users. To put it in simple words, shared hosting is a system under which a single server hosts various websites. Accordingly, there is a low cost for using this kind of hosting. This is the cheapest way of hosting a website. This is particularly handy if you are launching a web project first time and it is not popular yet. Additionally, as the name implies, you can access the server instantly and start building your website right away.
Though shared hosting could be the most cost-effective solution to start your website, it can compromise your site’s security and performance in a long run. We recommend using Shared hosting to start and develop a project. On the other hand, we recommend moving it to a hosting where it is protected by DevelTon Web Application Firewall.
Shared hosting cybersecurity can be an issue
A shared server with thousands of websites is the most preferred choice of hackers instead of a single server with a single website. On one hand, the “benefit” is higher for the hackers, because they can get access to 1000s of websites instead of 1. On the other hand, it is easier for them because 1000 websites have to be properly configured to close all the security loopholes in addition to the properly protected hosting server.
With Shared Hosting, the disk space and bandwidth are shared amongst websites on that server. The websites on that server function independently. However, shared technology makes it possible for hacking activity on one site to infect others adjoining. Website owners in shared hosting have to place their faith in the security decisions of 1000 other website owners, in addition to believing in the security of the hosting company.
Here are some of the possible damages after a successful hacking attack.
- A hacker can use your website to spam your customers, show undesirable content, and redirect your visitors to unknown sites. In case, Google notices that your site is hacked, they will blacklist your site right away, and your web host can close your hosting account.
- Your data gets deleted or compromised.
- Your data gets encrypted and you are being asked for ransom for your files.
Shared Hosting Security Risks
By sharing this directory, it is essentially linked to the other websites on the shared server.
DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service)
They program thousands of spiteful bots and devices to send a flood of traffic to a website.
Shared IP address
If an adjoining website conducts unlawful activity or spams its customers, the IP address is blacklisted. Besides, it is marked as malicious.
Slow load time
If any other website on your shared server is hacked, it could also be a reason for trouble for your website’s performance. The hacked website, to put it in simple words, is using more than its shared server resources. This will distress your website. It’ll suggestively slow down your site. Your site could also become unresponsive and inaccessible to visitors. Additionally, the data of your website could be lost or compromised.
Shield Your Website From Shared Hosting Security Risks
- Install a Security Plugin
- Review your Shared Host
- Set File Permissions
- Block PHP Execution in Unknown Folders
Hire DevelTon: The Best Web Cybersecurity Company in Los Angeles
Cybersecurity protects Internet-connected systems. This includes hardware, software, and data from cyber attackers. It is largely associated with people, processes, and technologies to encompass the complete range of susceptibility reduction, threat reduction, recovery policies, and activities. We help organizations cut their attack surface by offering vulnerability scanning and penetration testing services. We are known for offering an unmatched shield against aggressive online threats with our Web Application Firewall.
Web Application Firewall in Los Angeles
Web application firewall helps guard web applications, such as websites, APIs, etc. by filtering and monitoring HTTP traffic between a web application and the Internet. We protect web applications from attacks, for instance, cross-site forgery, file inclusion, cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and more. To ensure that your site has a firewall to block bad traffic and a scanner to check for malware; reach us. Hackers find all possible ways to break into your site. Hire us to ensure your website is secure.
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