What are the actual pros of having the JailHost functionality? What exactly is 'JailHost', anyway?
It's not uncommon for many users to use weak passwords since they are much easier to remember or to use scripts, templates and plugins which aren't updated for a long time. In either of these instances, it won't be hard for a hacker to take over the Internet site and from there on to take control of other Internet sites that may be hosted within the very same account. To avoid such a scenario, we have added an innovative security option called JailHost. It limits the access which a script has just to its own folder, so in case one of your Internet sites is compromised, the attacker will see its content, but won't be able to see any other content in your account, so the damage will be minimal. Needless to say, using JailHost won't substitute the safety measures you must always take by keeping your scripts up-to-date and using long and complex passwords, but it will help you to limit any damage to one site only.
JailHost in Shared Web Hosting
JailHost is available by default with all the shared web hosting
packages that we offer and you could turn it on with only a single mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Unlike other Control Panels where add-on domains store their content inside the main domain folder, each and every domain or subdomain in Hepsia has its own folder, thus using JailHost will make a big difference. You can select which websites will use this option and will be locked in accordance with your content because you could have some website where you prefer to allow users or administrators to be able to access other folders in your website hosting account. Nevertheless, this feature will add a further level of security to your Internet sites along with the firewalls which we use and even if any of your sites is hacked, you could recover it fast and easy using any of the multiple daily backups of your entire account that we'll generate.
JailHost in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of our semi-dedicated hosting
packages come with JailHost provided by default. This option is not activated automatically when you add a domain since you may need to use a certain script which accesses different folders in the account, yet you'll be able to activate it easily from your Hepsia Control Panel and protect the rest of your websites with just a couple of clicks. Hepsia is much better to use when you have multiple Internet sites as it keeps them in individual folders and doesn't keep the files for several sites in the same folder as it often happens with other Control Panels. This allows us to offer you JailHost as all the folders can be separated from each other. In case that any one of your sites gets hacked, we will be able to quickly restore it thanks to the multiple daily backups that we'll keep and in the mean time your attacker won't be able to do further damage since the access to your other websites will be blocked.