Learn exactly what ‘JailHost’ means. Discover the benefits associated with activating this option for your hosted domain names.
It's not uncommon for many users to use weak passwords considering that they are easier 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 won't be very difficult for a hacker to take over the site and after that to take control of other sites which are hosted in the very same account. To avoid this scenario, we've added an advanced security option called JailHost. It limits the access that a script has exclusively to its own folder, so in the event that one of your websites is compromised, the attacker will see its content, but won't be able to view any other content inside your account, therefore the damage will be minimal. Of course, employing JailHost will not substitute the safety measures you must always take by keeping your scripts up-to-date and using long and complex passwords, still it'll allow you to limit the damage to one site only.
JailHost in Website Hosting
In case you host your websites inside a website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to protect them using the JailHost option with just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This feature is available with all packages and can be activated for any folder because the domains and subdomains in Hepsia have separate folders, so that files for different Internet sites do not get mixed up as it frequently happens with other Control Panels. We have not activated JailHost by default because you may use scripts that need access to folders outside the primary website folder and this option can interfere with their proper operation, but protecting all other folders is very easy. In case a protected website gets hacked for whatever reason, we'll be able to recover it easily as we will have multiple daily backup copies of your entire account and you will even be able to search the available backups using Hepsia.