Cloud web hosting and why website isolation is crucial

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Cloud web hosting and why website isolation is crucial

 September 27th, 2019

There are a wide range of threats, including but not limited to, ransomware, malware, sensitive information leaks, data breaches.  One method of security that helps to prevent these threats is website isolation.  So how does website isolation help?

Typically, shared website hosting allows multiple websites owned by a single customer to reside in the same space provided to that customer.  Not only is this done in the same space, but also on the same server.  If one website has a security issue, it has the potential to allow a hacker to affect all of the hosted sites within that customer’s space.  Bad security can end up being catastrophic, causing access to sensitive information that can lead to any number of nightmare scenarios.

Website isolation places each website in a private process but, most importantly, in their individual secured folders.  It prevents hackers from being able to traverse outside of these folders into different areas that could allow them to infiltrate multiple websites.  If one website got breached, it would not affect other sites on the server.

Cloud website isolation takes this process even further.  With cloud web hosting, not only are websites isolated from each other, sites are provisioned on different servers.  Every service on the cloud, including databases, email, and DNS, are provisioned on different servers.

Conclusion

Website isolation is critical when ensuring each of your website’s online presence is separate and safe from each other.  If you have not switched to cloud web hosting, you should consider changing to the Cloud today.  Sectorlink can help you make the best move for the future of your online presence.