What are the advantages of having the JailHost functionality? What is 'JailHost', anyway?
It isn't unusual for a lot of users to use weak passwords because they are easier to remember or to use scripts, templates and plug-ins that are not updated for a long time. In either of these examples, it will not be very difficult for a hacker to take control of the website and from there on to take control of other Internet sites that are hosted within the very same account. In order to avoid such a scenario, we have added an innovative security option named JailHost. It limits the access that 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 view any other content part of your account, which means that the damage will be small. Needless to say, using JailHost does not replace the security measures you should take by keeping your scripts up-to-date and using long and complex passwords, still it'll enable you to limit any damage to one site only.
JailHost in Semi-dedicated Servers
JailHost is available with all our semi-dedicated server solutions, so in case you host several websites, you can easily separate them from each other so as to keep them safe. This feature has to be activated for every single Internet site and is not active by default, to avoid interference with scripts that need access to multiple folders inside the account. Activating it for all other websites will take no more than a few clicks inside the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel. Unlike other Control Panels, Hepsia does not place several Internet sites under the main domain folder. Instead, every single domain or subdomain has its very own folder, that makes it simpler to maintain and secure all of your sites. In case that a site in your account is hacked, not only will your other sites remain untouched, but we will also be able to restore the affected site before you know it as we will have multiple backup copies of your entire content.