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Have you ever wondered what are the important elements to maintain a secure and protected web server?
Cyber security is an elemental factor to avoid undue exposure of your data and files hosted on a hosting server.
Protecting the hosting server infrastructure and the personal information of the clients that are hosted on your server should be your top priority from your beginnings as a web hosting provider.
In this blog post we will discuss the 8 security measures for a web hosting of your customers.
A reliable datacenter that guarantees good network connectivity and uptime is a good indication that the service will always be active offering the best performance.
Either physically or online, you should always monitor the performance of the rack where the server is connected.
The hosting provider must guarantee the protection of the server using monitoring tools that show server alerts through status.
A team of expert technicians should always be available to act in the event of an emergency.
Secure SFTP file transfer is a security protocol that ensures that files are sent via SSH.
This protocol has been implemented recently and many providers still do not implement it in their services but is a more recommended option compared to the FTP protocol because it takes care of security between the client and the server by encrypting the user id and password.
SSL certificates are a security measure for electronic transactions that a user performs on the website, using encryption techniques the data can not be violated by third parties.
With the HTTPS protocol the client and the server are protected and as a hosting provider you can offer the service as an extra within your hosting plans as free or premium.
With this method of protection the hosted domains have more control and security methods are also increased.
Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows servers to be controlled remotely through a command in an encrypted channel. When a client wants to access their server, they can do so using this remote protocol.
It works the same as if you were physically running the server and the connections are remote so the processes that are performed through ssh can not be violated by hackers or attackers.
What would you do if something goes wrong on your server and all the information is heavily compromised?
The quickest solution to this eventuality is to opt for a data restoration plan.
Backups are usually a lifesaver not only for hosting providers, but also for end customers as they can restore the information without losing files.
A hosting provider that offers daily data backups will always generate more trust for new and existing customers.
RAID or redundant group of independent disks is a data storage system that implements multiple disks compared to a single storage disk.
Logically, the system will only detect one powerful disk.
When implementing RAID technology the server will not be compromised in case one hard disk is affected, it can be replaced by another disk within the array and restructure the data distributed on the other disks.
Dedicated and virtual servers have the option to perform a manual reboot, this option can be a quick solution when the servers have a high load or something is not working well.
Performing a manual reboot will restore databases and other backups in case data or files are lost due to the reboot.
Firewalls give more protection to all websites by limiting access to unidentified sources.
As for the anti-spam protection this allows the system to identify for example incoming emails that have high risk or unidentified malware.
Our anti-spam filters can be configured and customized by the client from his control panel in cPanel.
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