What are the actual benefits of activating the JailHost functionality? What exactly is 'JailHost', anyway?
It is not unusual for many users to use weak passwords because they are less difficult to remember or to use scripts, templates and plug-ins that aren't updated for a long period of time. In either of these cases, it will not be difficult for a hacker to take control of the website and from that point on to take control of other websites that may be hosted in the same account. In order to prevent this scenario, we have added an excellent security option called JailHost. It limits the access that a script has only to its own folder, so in case one of your websites is compromised, the attacker will see its content, but won't be able to view any other content part of your account, therefore the damage will be minimal. Needless to say, using JailHost will not substitute the safety measures you should take by keeping your scripts up-to-date and using long and complex passwords, still it will enable you to limit any damage to one site only.
JailHost in Shared Hosting
You can take advantage of JailHost with each and every shared hosting
plan that we provide and protect your Internet sites against attacks really easy. Each domain and subdomain in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our packages has a different folder and in contrast to what can often happen with many other Control Panels, the website content isn't mixed in a single main folder, so keeping the websites separate is much easier. Enabling JailHost for any site takes just a few clicks, so even when you don't have much experience, you will not need any special skills to be able to keep your sites protected. The option is not active by default in case that you would like to use some script which requires accessibility to an additional folder in your account. In case you use JailHost, the other websites that you have will be protected, but even a hacked one will not remain affected for too long as we'll have a couple of daily backup copies for it all the time, so that we can quickly recover it.
JailHost in Semi-dedicated Servers
JailHost is provided with all our semi-dedicated server
solutions, so in case you host several sites, you can separate them from each other to keep them safe. The option should be activated for each website and is not active by default, in order to avoid interference with scripts that require access to multiple folders inside the account. Enabling it for all other websites will take no more than several clicks in the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel. Unlike other Control Panels, Hepsia does not place multiple Internet sites under the main domain folder. Instead, each and every domain or subdomain has its very own folder, that makes it much simpler to manage and secure your Internet sites. In case that a website in your account is hacked, not only will your other websites remain untouched, but we can also restore the affected site in no time because we will have multiple backup copies of your content.