Security for your website depends on the relationship with your web hosting company and your web developer and it is really important that they work in tandem to prevent any threats from disrupting the web service.
A good web developer will know about the risks, such as SQL injections – a risk that has been around for long enough now that there really is no excuse for a web developer who fails to take adequate steps to prevent this. In the same light, the risk of malicious script being added into a website is something that a developer may have little control over but a web hosting company is well placed to prevent this threat. By working together and developing a good relationship both parties can ensure that a customer’s data, intellectual property and reputation remain intact.
Modern server technologies make it easy for people to try and develop their own sites and manage their own servers. The initial set up has indeed been made easy by new technologies but ongoing maintenance and support are more complex. It is true that firms that decide to manage their hosting themselves will suffer from many more regular and more significant issues with their hosting and suffer a larger number of security breaches than those that opt to go with an established and professional hosting company.
The issue of self-management becomes even more problematic when the cloud is introduced to the mix. With standard hosting there is no substitute for experience and training, which is why in the long term professional hosting is more efficient, and with the cloud the complexities and the requirement for experience become even more pronounced.
With the cloud, focus is required on the core technologies and the compatibility that allows it to offer a broad and flexible service to users. Software and management tools need to be embedded correctly, and it is even more vital that the security mesh is tight and the experience and skills in security developed in traditional hosting are the same as those that are needed to keep cloud-based servers secure.
If you are looking for a well-established, professional and reputable web hosting service for your business, whether you need Linux or Windows servers, then you should contact CWCS who have been at the leading edge of hosting services for more than 15 years.