Cart is empty More

Are you at risk from using outdated web servers?

11/23/2012 | Internet hosting |

With many reports stating cyber attacks and malware are getting more sophisticated all the time, it's important you do everything you can to keep your networks secure from attack. But one area where many firms could be letting themselves down in this department is their web servers. It's been suggested by a new survey that this is an area that's often overlooked when developing a protection policy, which is giving hackers opportunities to get into business' systems and do serious damage.

According to the research, which was conducted by KPMG, 15% of enterprises listed on the Forbes 2000 have insecure corporate websites because of outdated server management software or missing security patches. The two most commonly-used platforms deployed by these firms are products from Apache and Microsoft, which are installed on 30% and 26% of web servers respectively. But the study found 8% of Apache solutions and 6% of Microsoft-based servers are potentially vulnerable because they're not up-to-date.

This is a serious issue, as KPMG stated any unpatched web servers are in danger of falling victim to remote attacks. The results of these could range from websites being knocked offline due to Distributed Denial of Service assaults to hackers gaining complete control of a web server and all its content. If you think your web server might be at risk because of this, you need to act quickly to close any security gaps and install the latest updates. Firms in the utilities, telecommunications and financial sectors were found to be most at risk, so these companies in particular might need to assess their web server solutions.

But this isn't the only thing you need to do to make sure your website is secure. The study also found a large number of Forbes 2000 firms have inadvertently left sensitive data publicly accessible online, which could provide the means for a hacker to breach their defences. The most common means for this is leaving up temporary files containing test data about a site, but it also found private data folders containing backups of company information and .txt files with system configuration details were also accessible.

Here are 4 out of 12 reasons why you should choose

99,9% uptime

High availability of servers are extremely important to our customers, thus we take uptime seriously. We offer 99,9% uptime on all our dedicated servers and third party monitoring to prove it. Moreover, we have a completely redundant network and we can execute network maintenance without any packet loss on your end.

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.


Pay your invoices easily by adding SnelFunds to your SnelPanel account. You can add any amount higher than € 50 to your SnelFunds balance. Once you have transferred the amount to your SnelPanel account you can start paying your invoices without needing any of your cards. SnelFunds has lifetime validity and offers great bonuses.

Enterprise servers

Here at we are not using desktop machines but only the best servers from Supermicro and Dell which are designed to give you the best performance and to provide energy and space efficiency. Supermicro provides innovative and first-to market technologies and their motherboards are quality-built to maximize customer satisfaction. And Dell servers are built to accelerate performance and expandability but also to increase productivity. Our Dell servers perfectly meet to the most common requests and requirements of our customers.