An SQL injection is a technique that attackers apply to insert SQL queries into input fields to then be processed by the underlying SQL database. These weaknesses are then able to be abused when entry forms allow user-generated SQL statements to query the database directly. To give you an example scenario, take a typical login form consisting of a user and email field and a password field. After the login info is submitted, it’s combined with an SQL query on your web server. In PHP, the command is written in the following way:
Linux-based operating systems are amazing; however, they’re not the most secure by default, and more configurations are required for a new web server installation in order to ensure it’s properly hardened and secure from bad actors. Making sure you’ve got a plan and strategy in place for the protection of your client’s systems, especially if the server is mission-critical, is absolutely paramount.
With the web hosting market more crowded than ever, 20-year industry veteran HostColor has launched some exciting new kit to stay ahead of the competition. Its new line of bare-metal servers is being rolled out in data centers in New York, Miami, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Seattle. The equipment is based on 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, and we’re expecting big changes in terms of performance and capacity.
Drupal, the popular not-for-profit content management software, just found itself a brand new partner in the managed hosting platform, JetRails. The web host has more than two decades of industry experience and has established itself as a premium provider of fully managed hosting solutions. But what does this new partnership with Drupal mean for current and future users?
In December 2020, GoDaddy announced that it was buying payments processor, Poynt, for a cool $320 million in cash, plus an extra $45 million in deferred future payments. We’ve delved into the details of the deal to find out what such a large acquisition means for both current and future customers of the hosting behemoth.