In this article, we would like to present the risks associated with hosting Vietnam your website on a shared hosting.
In a similar way, if your website is hosted on a shared hosting, it is only as secure as the website with the weakest security on the same server. Web administrators usually face the unfortunate situation where even after hardening their website, patching all the security loopholes, operating the latest version of the software and plugins, their website is compromised or defaced. The intended audience for this post ranges from server administrators, web administrators to security enthusiasts and professionals.
Whilst there’re many methods of hacking a website, the hackers tend to use the easiest path before going for advanced attacks. By understanding these methods used by the attackers, it allows us to prevent many possibilities of attack against the server.
From a performance point of view on a shared hosting in Vietnam, the server’s resources are shared with other websites hosted on the same server. Whilst this may not be a bottleneck for most of the website owners, there’re other risks associated with a hosting from a security standpoint that can never be overlooked irrespective of the purpose of your website. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons your website is not so secure on a shared hosting:
- A malicious user can buy the hosting from a shared hosting Vendor and use his website to gain access to other websites on the same server.
- If anyone website on the server is compromised, it literally opens a gateway for the attacker to gain access to the other websites hosted on the same server as well.
- There is also the disadvantage of not being able to harden the server. If you’re on a shared hosting, you would not have access to the PHP and Apache configuration of the server.
By exploring the different phases of attack used to compromise a website and a web hosting Vietnam server thereafter, we can understand the risks associated with having your website run on a shared hosting. The best way to benefit from this article and use it to secure your website and hosting is by giving a thought about how you can mitigate each step used by the attacker.