What are the main advantages of having the JailHost functionality? What is 'JailHost', anyway?
It isn't uncommon for a lot of users to use weak passwords considering that they're much easier to remember or to use scripts, templates and plug-ins which aren't updated for a long period of time. In either of these instances, it will not be a challenge for a hacker to take over the website and after that to take control of other Internet sites that are hosted in the very same account. In order to prevent such a scenario, we have added an efficient security option named JailHost. It limits the access which a script has only to its own folder, so in case one of your sites is compromised, the attacker will see its content, but will not be able to see any other content inside your account, so the damage will be small. Of course, using JailHost can't substitute the security measures you should always take by keeping your scripts up-to-date and using long and complex passwords, but it'll enable you to restrict the damage to one site only.
JailHost in Hosting
We have included JailHost for all hosting
plans, so you'll be able to protect your sites with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel. The option isn't enabled by default so as to prevent interfering with any Internet sites where you might want visitors or administrators to be able to access content from other folders in your account, but activating it for all other Internet sites is really effortless. Unlike some other Control Panels where the majority of domains have their files in the very same main folder, all domains and subdomains in Hepsia have separate folders, which makes the management and the protection of multiple websites easier. In the unfortunate scenario of a site getting hacked, the rest of your Internet sites will be safe and we always have several daily backups for the affected one, so that we can bring it back to its original state within a few minutes.
JailHost in Semi-dedicated Servers
JailHost comes with all our semi-dedicated server
packages and you will be able to activate it with several clicks. It is not turned on by default as we don't want to prevent some scripts that require to access multiple folders in the account from functioning properly. You could activate JailHost for all other sites that you have from the Hepsia Control Panel and this can be done very easily even if you don't have any previous experience. What allows us to offer JailHost is the way in which Hepsia maintains multiple domains - they all have separate folders which can be "locked". In contrast, other well known Control Panels have add-on domains and their content is stored in the primary domain folder, so in case a single website is hacked, the whole account is hacked, which is not the case with Hepsia. If a site is damaged despite your efforts, we shall be able to restore it the way it was almost immediately since we will have several daily backups of your entire account.