You found the elusive problem was somehow Parallels H-Sphere lost its network bindings; and so you run /hsphere/shared/scripts/setup-ips.pl to re-establish the network IP address bindings following by restarting mysql and other various key services.
While you breathe a sigh of relief, and update all of your clients… you might be thinking about how the problem could have been prevented… what if…
Dynamic Net, Inc. is a company founded on the principals of being a follower of Jesus, the Messiah.
One of the challenges we face day to day is maintaining a Biblical view of life.
In a daily perspective, one of the questions we ask ourselves is if we are just going through the motions or are we doing the best we can do, along with looking for areas of improvement.
Even though we strongly believe security should be an entitlement for hosting customers, we strongly believe that security starts at home.
A hosting provider can have the most secure environment in the world, but if the customer uses weak passwords and out-dated applications, then that’s like waving a sign stating “thieves and vandals welcome.”
According to a Gartner Survey done in August 2006, approximately $2 billion in ecommerce sales were lost because of security concerns among online shoppers. Providing a secure online environment builds customer trust in your website and can translate into increased sales and other conversion activity. Website security is a must for online transactions.
I think one of the lessons we all learn growing up is that being a snitch — tattling, whistle blowing, etc. — is a bad thing; and that only in the face of death (even if that counts for anything) should you even consider being a snitch.
Sometimes I think that attitude is so pervasive in our society, at large, that most of us impacted by hackers do not even consider snitching on the hacker who tried to break into our web site, email, database, or server. Even if it did cross one’s mind, some might have the attitude of what good will it do especially given the global nature of the Internet — who has jurisdiction, language barriers, culture barriers, and what else might be present.
How does one even know if their web site or server is subject to being attacked?
Does your hosting provider believe you are entitled to peace of mind? Does your hosting provider believe you have the right to be secure in your own (hosting) home? If yes, what are their actions? Let me share with you, our point of view.
What can be done to go above and beyond PCI compliance? What can be done to proactively know if a shared hosting customer has malware or hacks on their site?
Would it make sense for some one to tell you a building was being kept secure from trespassers; yet, as you watched, over time, you didn’t see anyone on foot patrolling the area (inside or out), did not see anyone watching monitors (where there even cameras monitoring areas?), there were no recordings from the monitors being kept for any period of time. How would you feel about the security of the building? Could the security team learn from break in attempts? Would the security team even know if there was a break in?
Are you involved in the PCI Compliance dance? Do you know your partners? Do you need a PCI Compliant hosting provider who takes the dance seriously? Who will hold your hand, and walk you through any difficult or tedious step?
Let’s cover something often missed by WordPress designers, developers, and authors… the .htaccess file as it is not automatically installed as a part of WordPress
If you host a WordPress site with us, you should make a good habit of logging into your WordPress administrator area as the administrator (rather than as an author, for example) on a weekly basis.