Security in the cloud

An interesting article in the NZ Computer World describes the security issues when moving to the cloud:

"The cloud model is more threat-rich than the shared hosting model, mainly because in shared hosting the core OS and apps- php, perl, mysql- are kept updated by the service provider," Kilbin says. "In the cloud, the customer has to keep the core OS updated, along with the application stacks, in addition to their code."

Quite so. That's why at Xplain Hosting we offer both: cloud and a sharing hosting model. We keep the server up-to-date, we do the backups, and we make sure customer websites are in perfect isolation from each other. We require customers to run fully patched Drupal sites.

We're here to make the cloud easy.