Hosting your website on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) can be a great way to improve your website’s security when compared to shared hosting. Why?
Think of shared hosting as sharing an apartment – it’s economical, but roommates can often bring on unnecessary trouble. If a thief steals some of your roommate’s belongings, chances are they’ll steal yours as well. Similarly, if a hacker injects website malware into another website on the same server as yours, it can affect your website as well.
With a VPS, your website has its own partitioned space, operating system and (usually) unique IP address, isolating it from cyber attacks. A VPS also provides access to the console, something that shared hosting usually doesn’t allow, which can be helpful when removing malware.
Neill Feather, President of SiteLock, has written a blog post explaining more security benefits of a VPS and website firewall on IT Toolbox – you can read it by clicking here.