New Shared Hosting Security – 12/30/2013

MarbleHost.com, a web hosting company with data centers in USA, United Kingdom and Australia, introduces new generation of the shared hosting security. To avoid brute force attacks, DDoS attacks and prevent situations when websites with security holes are hacked, MarbleHost.com now offers to all clients who use their shared web hosting services a protection which consists of two levels.

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Level One: ModSecurity

ModSecurity acts as a firewall for web applications that is able to effectively prevent most URL forgery hacker attacks.

Another way how the ModSecurity increases the security of the shared hosting service is a brute attack protection. A brute force attack stands for an attempt to guess the username and password of a web application, using a predefined set of usernames and passwords and combining them at random. If the ModSecurity recognizes the brute force attack from particular IP address, the IP address will be blocked for the next 30 minutes. This feature is automatically activated if there are more than 15 failed login attempts from an IP address within 3 minutes.

The customers can turn on or off this feature using their shared web hosting control panel.

Level Two: Cloud Hosting Platform

MarbleHost.com has also minimized the servers’ vulnerability by moving all websites to the new cloud hosting platform.