Cart is empty More

Why you need to make sure your site is malware-free

11/21/2012 | Security |

There's nothing more likely to give visitors a bad impression of your website than finding their PC has been infected with malware picked up from your domain, so if you want to improve your reputation, you need to make sure you're virus-free. If people are getting messages warning them of dangers when they navigate to your homepage, you can be certain they won't be back. Even if you scrub your system clean quickly, you might lose potential customers, so this is clearly an area you need to keep on top of.

This could be something you need to look at right now if you're running a Linux-based web server, as security researchers have identified a particularly sophisticated variant of malware that infects a server and hits visitors with drive-by downloads. Drive-by downloads open up website visitors to malicious code that attempts to exploit unpatched software vulnerabilities in their computer. Typical targets include vulnerabilities in web browsers, Java and Flash plugins and the underlying operating system. The newly-found threat targets servers running 64-bit versions of Linux, with security experts Kaspersky observing it appears to have been specifically designed for the kernel versions 2.6.32-5-amd64, which is used in distributions such as 64-bit Debian Squeeze. Even though it's currently thought to only be in the prototype stage, it's been described as a particularly nasty variant that you'll want to get rid of immediately if you're infected.


The Register reports the malware doesn't just target one domain or web app platform, but any site hosted by a compromised HTTP server. The rootkit also buries itself deep within the Linux kernel, making it especially hard to detect. Kaspersky warned that although it's still in the development stage, the malware shows a "new approach" to drive-by download scenarios and it's likely there will be many more like it showing up in the future. This latest potential threat highlights just how hackers are constantly evolving their strategies to exploit weaknesses. If you don't react and put in place the latest protections, you could find your web servers are compromised, which could be a hugely costly issue.

Here are 4 out of 12 reasons why you should choose

Excellent pricing is one of the most affordable hosting providers while we are using the very latest and most powerful hardware, especially when you consider freebies like a dedicated KVM over IP. We offer the best hosting deals and enable you to use the best operating systems and dedicated servers such as dual core, quad core, dual quad core, hexa core and dual hexa core at very affordable prices.

Instant setup is a professional hosting provider with a no-nonsense mentality. We are one of the few hosting providers that actually offer affordable dedicated servers with instant setup. Therefore, there is no need to wait hours or even days to host your IT environment. Our dedicated servers enable you to create a fast and reliable hosting environment within a few minutes. Save time and money by getting our dedicated servers with instant setup and enjoy our servers with robust performance.

Native IPv6

IPv4 addresses are running out very quickly and preparing for native IPv6 is essential. We offer native IPv6 with all our servers by default, complete with reverse DNS. This means that our entire infrastructure is IPv6 supported. Dedicated servers with native IPv6 are truly future proof. We enable you to use your native IPv6 addresses instantly after your server activation.

Application Programming Interface (API) provides a reliable and easy to implement Application Programming interface (API). Our API allows you to integrate our control panel seamlessly into your own systems. By integrating our control panel you can resell our dedicated servers under your own private brand at prices you want. We allow you to use our infrastructure and at the same time you will have a total control in providing support to your own customers. Get started on integrating our powerful API in to your business and earn money easily.