New security feature added to the Hepsia Control Panel – “Jail Host”
As you already know, we are very serious about the security of our web hosting environment and we are constantly busy in improving it.
A few months ago, we enabled the ModSecurity anti-hack protection on all our servers to protect your hosting account from hacker attacks.
But hackers never sleep and they always look for now ways to exploit websites. They are always one step ahead and are doing their best to find ways to take control over your hosts. In case that happens, it’s time for them to get ‘jailed’ in that host.
Through the new ‘Jail Host’ functionality, our web hosting platform will outsmart the intruders by ‘jailing’ them.
What does ‘Jail Host’ actually do?
By activating the ‘Jail Host’ option for a given host, you practically isolate it from the other domains within the www/ directory of the same hosting account.
This way, if hackers try to attack a given host, they will be immediately ‘jailed’ and locked only in that host.
By being ‘jailed’, the intruders will not be able to use the host as a doorway to the rest of the account where your other websites are located.
This restriction works at the Operating System level, which will guarantee its efficiency in all cases of hack attacks on the given host.
When can I use the ‘Jail Host’ functionality?
The ‘Jail Host’ functionality can come in real handy when you hire a webmaster to work on your site. If you do not know the webmaster in person, or you don't want to give someone complete access to your account, then this would be the perfect tool to protect your hosting account.
In this case, most hosting providers would recommend giving the guy limited FTP access to the particular host. However, if the guy comes with cruel intentions, they will still be able to break the FTP barrier and to litter your account with malicious scripts. If you ‘jail’ the host first, you’ll never risk putting your whole hosting account at risk.
How do I activate the ‘Jail Host’ option?
The ‘Jail Host’ option is integrated into the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. It is available with all cloud hosting plans, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated servers. The option will not be available with our VPS servers because of its incompatibility with the virtualization technology.
In the Hosted Domains section, click on the Edit Host icon at the end of the Actions column:
The ‘Jail Host’ functionality is located at the bottom of the Edit Host form. Just tick the box and click on the Edit Host button:
Does ‘Jail Host’ imply any other restrictions?
From a ‘jailed’ host, you will not be able to access the files hosted under a different domain within the same account. So, if you want to use them, you will need to deactivate the ‘Jail Host’ option first.
However, all the other domains in the account will have access to the ‘jailed’ host’s file system.
This option adds a new level of protection to your web sites.
What’s more, ‘Jail Host’ is a completely innovative option on the web hosting market and cannot be currently found readily implemented on any other hosting platform.
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