joomx wrote:But securing websites (and NOT trusting providers) should be one of the highest priority.
Because nobody can trust hist provider, or webmaster, or admin.
What I am saying is, chose another hosting company then. By default, when a shared hosting or a VPS is created, it should be automatically secured, as far as folders. The message: get another hosting company.
Well I am really sorry, but i own actually more than 15 servers.
All of them are secure - none of them got hacked in the last 8 years.
I am my own 'hosting company' and my technicians know their job - very well.
What about you are talking should be normal!
But how many 'providers' (which not should wear this title!) are out there who do NOT know what they are doing?
Except putting customer on customer (x.xxx on each server) - while the environement itself is php 4.x, apache 1.x and NO additional security mods or something else.
We cannot expect that each customer is an expert and know exactly what he is buying (from the provider who is promising everything to get many customers).
Lets finish this discussion.
p.s.: I am always laughing when i look inside the SLA's of an provider (if he has this) and he promising an uptime of 99,9% ...
Did one of his costumers ever calculated what this really means??!!
Can only hope that nobody is hosting a shop on one of these servers!