HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Hacking Attempt

What is a "Hacking Attempt"?
Although we are pro-active to apply fixes for network, system and software vulnerabilities, and check frequently for news of such exploits, there is always a chance that someone will use a new technique in the short period before we become aware of it or have a chance to guard against it. As long as our servers are on the Internet, there will always be a chance of this although we do have programs in place that try to proactively analyze and prevent such attacks.

Often an attempt to hack a website arises from personal malice against a particular website or user, but can also come from malevolent curiosity being applied randomly to one of our servers. We are quickly alerted when such an attack is in process and have several means to stop it, usually quite quickly. However, a sustained or more destructive attack may take longer to remedy.

As with the possibility of file system and database corruption, we encourage our users to make regular Backups of their website(s) so they can restore this data in case of corruption or - albeit a rare possibility - malicious deletion.

We also encourage users to only give their account information to those they implicitly trust (if anyone else at all) and to use caution in running others scripts and services on their websites.

Note: We use Apache web servers.

Knowledgebase Article 57,701 views bookmark tags: (updated 1796 days ago)

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

"Publish to the Web" isn't working in MS Publisher. Is there another way? (updated 2173 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 114,988 views tags: microsoft publisher

2003 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary. Select the 'Tools' menu. Select Accounts. Click on the "Add a new E-mail account" op (updated 985 days ago)
Getting Started Article 107,249 views tags: email emailclient mail

After installing phpAuction and attempt to sign in as admin, you get php script errors. (updated 2186 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 61,887 views tags: install php

Related Help Content

When I attempt to execute my Ruby on Rails application I receive "500- Premature end of script." (updated 1274 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 61,606 views tags: premature rails ruby script

This article will explain what a Brute Force attack is and resolutions if you are locked out of your account. (updated 322 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 16,327 views tags: bruteforce cpanel

Dew-NewPHPLinks is no longer offered in Fantastico, this article has been depricated. (updated 2173 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 83,256 views tags: fantastico

How do I configure email accounts in Outlook 2000? (updated 2189 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 60,784 views tags: email outlook

All of my email folders are missing. How can I get them to show up? (updated 1762 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 163,882 views tags: account email imap macmail mozilla outlook thunderbird

Instructions for how to log into webmail securely (updated 172 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 125,288 views tags: login secure webmail

There are a large number of emails or spam that need to be deleted from an email account. (updated 2191 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 75,073 views tags: delete email emails spam

How do I publish my website using Microsoft Publisher 2007 (updated 1909 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 77,335 views tags: ftp microsoft publish publisher settings upload