My company provides various reports and dynamic website content to clients whose websites we design and host as well as to clients who have their sites designed and hosted elsewhere. We do not want people to be able to easily link to our content or bring it up in an iframe or whatever unless they are a paid subscriber. We would like to be able to limit the content to the domains of paying clients and keep it from displaying elsewhere. Note also that out of several reports, publications and content we offer, clients can mix and match, subscribe to just one element or all of them (The subscription levels are managed by us on the back end.)
Currently we have a system that is built in Perl/Postgres SQL and it is problematic(constantly failing and not very secure) Also it requires that the content be loaded into an iframe on the client's site or linked directly. We would like a solution that is PHP-based and can talk to our existing database. We would also like to be able to display the content on the page without an iframe so it is more search engine friendly, etc.
An off-the-shelf solution would be preferable if one is available - and we like to support the open source community.
This is a quote from an unrelated thread in the Dedicated Server Forum, I didnt want to hijack the thread so thought I would bring my question over here:
Originally Posted by HRDev Hady
I believe they use BurstNet, which isn't really a good choice for DDoS-prone sites as their Top Layer devices don't seem to handle attacks very well in my opinion. If you're running a DDoS prone site, you'd likely be better off with a DDoS-specialized provider such as Awknet, Staminus, or Black Lotus. But as mentioned, a lot of attacks can be stopped simply by proper tuning of your IP stack and some simple firewall rules.
My question is as a new Dedicated Server Owner what tuning and rules do I need to implement in order to protect me from these "small scale DDoS Attacks"?
I do not run a DDoS prone site(i hope not lol) but I want to secure myself as much as possible and have a headache free run other than the headaches I cause myself of course.
I was curious to know if there's a way to protect memory for certain programs. I have a VPS that is fairly light on memory, and there's been a few occasions when a program/bug will go wild and eat up all the memory locking me out of ssh/webmin.
Is there any way I can protect certain memory for certain processes/programs. Ideally I'd like some way for ssh to stay up in all situations.
I am looking to backup client data to a second hard drive on the server. I was wondering if there is any way to protect this data from virus's or any other software attack that may compromise the server data.
I am seeing some some some strange behaviour when password protecting directories served by nginx and PHP-FPM. If I have a site set up so that 'Process PHP by nginx' is selected under ('Websites & Domains>Web Server Settings>nginx settings') and set up password protection ('Websites & Domains>Password-Protected Directories') PHP pages are still served without asking for a password.
If I untick 'Process PHP by nginx' the behaviour returns to normal and an attempt to any access files results in the password request.Is this behaviour by design? If so, it is not made clear when you set up the password protection that it will not apply to PHP pages if you have nginx process the PHP pages.
Looking for an VPS provider which allows IRC network provider, currently host a network on a shell account but want to move to a VPS for more control, don't want to host it on any of my current dedicated which allow IRC access.
Is there anything that takes the concept of a CDN (localised content delivery), but applies it to dynamic stuff like PHP and databases, syncing across worldwide servers as necessary? It'd be nice to deliver the entire site in a localised manner.
I'd imagine Google does something like this for their own sites, and maybe other large companies too — but I have no idea if such a technology exists in the consumer space.
I can see it being a logistical nightmare having to keep all versions of the database in sync, so it wouldn't surprise me if nothing like this exists.
I know, it could depend on the company, where you have your vps. So it is a general question. Do I have to take care, which content I put on the machine, assuming that it is _not_ illegal, at least in the European Union? So I do not mean illegal mp3 or warez.
But what about erotic things. For sure, I do _not_ mean hardcore-pornography, but I think of erotic paintings, which you can see in Europe at prime time on tv and these paintings got prizes already, while in other parts of the world, it would be banned.
So do I have to check this exactly before a sign-up?
I have been looking for adult hosting services. Of the businesses I have found that do allow adult hosting, I have seen one stipulation. "Legal adult content". I'm not quite sure on what this means. Does it pertain to the obvious, like no child porn, bestiality, etc. Or is there legalities to the access of the adult content? Though I live in the US, I was not raised nor educated here, and thus not aware of the details here.
All I wish to host is a general content forum where my members can have a section to post 18+ pornography such as you would see in any regular adult video store. I plan to have this in an invite only section of the forum as to keep the content inaccessible to under 18 year olds. I believe this should be within the requirements of legal adult content.
Anyone who knows the details of the term "Legal adult content", could you please clear this up for me?
I'm investigating quick and easy web hosts for our neighborhood web site. We don't need anything fancy, but the most important feature would be where (once I set up the site) simpletons like the board members can upload new documents, articles, contact info, etc. Kind of like a SharePoint site where you don't need a web master to make changes (I have better things to do...).