Security in Shared Hosting
The entire framework of internet is based on a secure structure. A security breach in network or servers can lead to possible unauthorized access to hosting server and to confidential information. An insecure system also allows viruses and threats to access your server or systems and cause irreparable damage. While getting your site hosted, check that your host ensures security for its servers and for the personal data of its customers. Security is particularly important if you get your site hosted in shared and virtual hosting. A few points that can ensure you a secure hosting of your website are discussed as below.
If you use Linux based hosting, ask your host to use cage structure. It ensures that your site is completely isolated and private from other sites on the network.
Whatever software and other programs are installed on your server, ensure that all these are properly configured to eliminate all known or reported exploits, or ambiguities.
Regular and periodic maintenance and audit of servers and network should be part of your host’s security policy. It includes checking if the physical devices on the network or server are secure enough, and that proper firewalls are maintained to prevent hacking or unauthorized access.
The server or its parent environment should not have any programs or scripts that have any scope of potential security breach.
Ask your host if there is some documentation on security policy, and stay updated on such security policies.