The WordPress content management system or (CMS) is one of the most popular web applications on the market. It’s estimated that WordPress powers almost 40% of the internet, up from 30% just a few years ago. The foundation for the content management system’s success is its convenience, simple installation, and vast theme and plugin community. WordPress can be used by someone who has very little knowledge of the ways a web application functions, but it comes at the expense of security. The article covers the following topics:
False positives from your monitoring applications can cause undue stress and unnecessary overhead for administrators if they do not have the security knowledge to identify them. If monitoring software reports inaccurate information, administrators unfamiliar with cybersecurity could make changes based on the application’s false positives that could harm the security and stability of the environment.
Shared hosting is beneficial for small hobby sites and personal blogs, but businesses might find that shared hosting limits growth. To start out, however, many site owners begin with shared hosting until their business grows and makes enough to justify paying for virtual private servers or dedicated hosting. For web hosting providers, it’s critical that servers run at optimal speeds and don’t harbor any malware. Security can be complex when hundreds of site owners with little knowledge of performance tuning and cybersecurity install applications on the shared server. With the right tools, site owners and administrators can keep their servers running at peak performance and keep them secure from common exploits. Keep on reading to find the answers to the following questions:
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) give website owners more control of their site’s configurations and experience, so it’s no surprise that most website owners prefer it over standard shared hosting. Since customers have more control over server settings, VPS service is more challenging to secure. It’s still a virtual server connected to the network, so security for host administrators and customers should be a priority to protect data on the VPS instance and the host network. The articles covers the following topics related to Linux VPS security:
A system administrator (or sysadmin) is perhaps one of the most stressful careers available to an aspiring computer science and information technology student. Sysadmins are typically responsible for network and computer systems, including but not limited to server security. A sysadmin’s job, therefore, is stressful because at any time an organization’s servers may fall victim to cyber attacks.
During the pandemic lockdowns, many businesses went from office work to an at-home workforce. Studies show that a huge uptick in cyber-attacks started in 2020 after pandemic lockdowns, which means that more attackers were scanning and searching for exploits on web servers. A web server with poor security controls, outdated software, misconfigurations, and overall lack of administration could be subject to numerous cyber-attacks and exploits.
The internet contains over 1.7 billion websites, and every one of them is hosted by at least one web server. A web server can host hundreds of sites on one physical machine, but depending on the way it’s hosted, just one hacked website can be the downfall for all sites on the server. Security for web hosters is more important than ever as more customers depend on your cybersecurity best practices and monitoring to find ongoing attacks. Web servers usually host several business sites, which store customer data, so they are common targets for attackers. So, we've put together a list of hosting security best practices and tips essential for web hosting security. This articles covers the following hosting security topics:
The introduction of cPanel in 1996 simplified Linux hosting management, and almost 30 years later it’s still a favorite for website owners and hosters alike. The changes in the Linux operating system, additional distributions, new attack vectors, and discovered vulnerabilities force cPanel developers to release security patches frequently. The cPanel software has gone through several version updates, and each change increases complexity. The added complexity makes it more likely for hackers to find vulnerabilities, but your business can reduce risks by following these best practices to avoid becoming a victim of an exploit. The article goes over tips and tricks on how to keep your cPanel account protected.