In my opinion, the best solution is to get your own custom vps or
virtual server if you can. That way people will not target you if they
decide to go against certain hosting company.
In my experience, me and the person i share a linnode with have been
running websites for more than a year on the same server and we've
never had any issues.
On 7/1/10, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Philip,
> Sad to say your's isn't the only case like that I heard of. Blue Host,
> in my opinion, is crap. They regularly have security problems, sloppy
> security, and then they always blame the user if anything goes wrong.
> Yet it really is their responcibility to see that their servers are up
> to date, secure, and virus free if possible.
> On 7/1/10, Philip Bennefall <phi...@u7142039.fsdata.se> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I didn't see the beginning of this thread, but when I see the words
>> and hacker security in one and the same sentense I have to react. Smile.
>> I used to love Bluehost. They had everything I needed for a ridiculously
>> fee, and their customer support was generally acceptable. Then, I had a
>> series of hacker attacks on my website. After the first one I immediately
>> called Bluehost and informed them of the situation, to which they replied
>> that the probable cause was an out of date script that had a security
>> Fair enough, I asked them to make 100 % sure that I had all the latest
>> versions which they also did. Ran upgrades, in other words. Then, about 3
>> hours later I had a similar attack where every single page of my website
>> infected. so I pick up the phone and call Bluehost once again, telling
>> that this was the second attack in one and the same day and that I had
>> previously followed all their instructions to the letter. He basically
>> "well, our servers are secure but we cannot guarantee security of user
>> accounts". Well, then, what on earth is left to be secure? Unless they're
>> refering to someone actually breaking in to the server hall and setting
>> machines on fire which is obviously far less likely than a hacker attack
>> from the outside. I pointed this out and asked if there was anything they
>> could do to try and help trace the attacker, or anything at all that they
>> could do from their end. The reply was that "no, we cannot, that is your
>> responsibility, start by reading this help desk article with security
>> That was the last straw and I blew my top Silently cursing the tech
>> team I immediately took my business elsewhere, and haven't had a single
>> problem since. It is about 4 times as expensive but I also get about 4
>> the up and downstream speed from their servers. So as regards to Bluehost
>> helping secure websites against hacker attacks, this, in my opinion, is a
>> joke. In the end, you always get what you pay for.
>> Kind regards,
>> Philip Bennefall
> Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
> If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to
> You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
> All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
> If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list,
> please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.
Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org.
You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list,
please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.