Just over a year ago, I got my web server hacked twice: the first time because of a customer’s phpBB forum and the second time because of a flaw in a control panel I didn’t take time to upgrade (the control panel was VHCS).
Since then, I am using only cPanel hosting since it’s a lot easier to update than VHCS (VHCS is free but they stopped releasing updates for a couple of years) or any other control panel.
Yesterday I was browsing over HostGator’s blog and found an interesting post by Paige Filler titled Prevent Your Site From Being Hacked. It highlights some of the basic aspects of securing your website.
Stephane is a web developer and system administrator with over 18 years of experience. Specialized in PHP programming and Linux server administration, he also provided development and consulting services to SMBs for several years before becoming an online entrepreneur.