Security is a huge concern for us, and something we've put extraordinary effort into. These measures are standard on our shared hosting platforms and available as an option on dedicated servers:
In the first year since we implemented upload and system-wide security scans, the incidence of hacked sites was reduced to zero, even though several accounts still run outdated versions of various web applications. Every single site hack attempt was successfully blocked and only one mail account has been compromised.
Why doesn't every hosting company do this? Simple: it's less profitable. While these security measures don't directly affect website speed, they do put an additional load on the server. This limits the maximum number of sites that a server can comfortably handle. Fewer accounts per server means less revenue per server, which means less profit. While other hosts are terminating accounts running these older packages, we have no problems with them, confident that our defences are strong and our backups reliable.
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