Find out just what ‘JailHost’ means. Discover the benefits of enabling this option for your hosted domain names.
It isn't uncommon for lots of users to use weak passwords because they're easier to remember or to use scripts, templates and plugins which aren't updated for a long time. In either of these cases, it won't be very difficult for a hacker to take over the Internet site and after that to take control of other Internet sites that are hosted within the very same account. To avoid this scenario, we've added an advanced level security option named JailHost. It restricts the access that a script has just 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, which means that the damage will be small. Needless to say, employing JailHost doesn't substitute the safety measures you need to take by keeping your scripts up-to-date and using long and complex passwords, but it will help you to restrict the damage to one site only.
JailHost in Shared Web Hosting
You can take full advantage of JailHost with every single shared web hosting
plan that we provide and protect your websites against attacks quick and easy. Every single domain and subdomain in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our solutions has a separate folder and in contrast to what often happens with other Control Panels, the content is not mixed in a single main folder, so keeping the websites separate is far easier. Enabling JailHost for any website takes only a few clicks, so even if you don't have a lot of experience, you won't need any special skills to keep your websites secure. The option is not active by default in case that you would like to use a script which needs access to a different folder in your account. In case you use JailHost, the rest of the sites that you have will be protected, but even a hacked one won't remain affected for long as we'll have a couple of daily backups for it all of the time, so that we could quickly recover it.