A type of service that allows a website to be made accessible via the internet. Web hosting can consist of storage space plus access to a website running a variety of technologies all the way up to fully dedicated servers provided by a third party.

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How to keep a shared web hosting server secure?

What are the ways of keeping a shared LAMP server secure, assuming SSH access is available for every user? Edit: I am mainly thinking of securing the server from the users themselves and between ...
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VPS security best practice

I've just signed up for a linux VPS to host a website I've been creating and I need some advice on the best approach to secure it. I've previously been hosting it off a VM in the house, but I want to ...
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Is showing your IP address in the URL a bad practice?

Someone told me that showing your IP address in a URL (like hxxp://45.67.134.34/default.html) is easier to hack. Is that true? I could trace any domain name and get its IP number as well.
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How can bulletproof hosting be feasible?

Bulletproof Hosting Providers (BPHS) allow servers containing illegal porn, malware, organized (cyber)crime, major spam and all this on the WWW? If Spamhaus can block the entire subnet of such a ...
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How is banking softwares used over the internet [closed]

I'm developing a banking software using php and that will be used over the internet. What are some of the security steps I should take in db design, programming, hosting...? thanks.