Topic-icon Security: hosting provider matters

5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #3034 by Jose
Hi all!

As a security specialist I seen many hacking attempts against websites. All of them are included into my extensions trying to mitigate or prevent them.

However, sometimes I can't do much against them because the solution is in the side of the hosting provider; the most recently case is the httpoxy vulnerability . This vulnerability menaces almost all platforms and may allow cybercrooks to compromise your site easily.

There are some measures to avoid this vulnerability and I asked for them to my hosting provider, Siteground , a couple of days ago. Their response was quickly and didn't surprise me: they had already taken some mitigation techniques .

I recommend them because are the best hosting provider I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of them. I clean infected websites all over the world, so I work with many different types. Some of them have a complete lack of security, others configure their mod_security rules to forbid everything (even legitimate accesses) because they don't want to be hacked, and many of them have a first level support which only check if your site is online... Yes, I'm sure they are cheaper, but this doesn't matter when you are hacked. Some customers of mine had to move more than 50 sites after an infection in his server; he cleaned the site and the infection came again because the server itself was compromised. And the hosting provider didn't do anything despite he sent more than 30 emails and warned them over the infection of the website...

I moved to Siteground a couple of years ago and it was the best decision I took in years. My website loads faster than ever and I can communicate with a technical staff everytime I need it. Also I can apply extra security measures as Cloudflare with no fees (at least with my hosting plan).

So if you have problems with your hosting provider, don't hesitate and move to Siteground . Because the hosting provider matters!

Last edit: 5 years 9 months ago by Jose.

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