A timely discovery in a cPanel Users forum has encouraged Web Hosting Platform Providers to tighten up security.
From www.thewhir.com – Yesterday
cPanel Addresses User Concerns of Transfer and Backup Restore System Security. cPanel has addressed customer concerns around its security model used by the transfer and backup restore system in a forum post on Tuesday.
Juliana Payson‘s insight:
Incase you hadn’t thought about it, where do you restore your backups from? Users discovered a route for potential exploits since backups could be restored from unsecured sources. There are a round of various opportunities to back up your websites, some examples are listed below:
- Automated CPanel Backup Solutions ~ that backup to Amazon S3
- Backomatic.com – Automated website backup service …
- Backup Smart: cPanel Website Backup Software
- Cpanel’s own Backup Wizard – Documentation – cPanel Inc
From community.spiceworks.com – last week
Everyone! I have a custom built server that is located in my parents office. IT has 1 ( 500gb hard drive for the OS ) … | 28 replies
Computer Geek‘s questions:
1.) Can anyone suggest some good backup software to backup my server OS and DATA every night. I am planning to buy an external hard drive for that…
2.) In case anything goes wrong with the server OS ( which also has the domain). I can just restore an image maybe? So that it can run again as soon as possible?
3.) I want to set it to always backup every night or after office hours.
4.) What are my solutions to backup the domain without having to buy another server?
One thing that’s great about forums like this is not just the plethora of advice available, but also the fact that it comes from as many different perspectives, one of which may fall in line with your own goals. I like one person’s response who reminded us that a local backup strategy can protect you from a hardware fault in your system but it will not be protected from an outage which could take out both your primary data and your backup data. With the recent destructive nature presented in the news think fire, flood, power outages and such.
One way to protect against situations like these is to have alternate copies of your data elsewher,e typically in the cloud or in a different physical web hosted location.