Today it is important to come on conclusion whether your web server is protected or not. IT being a part of day to day business has led to rise of lots of opportunity. But with that also rise the threats and attacks. The www functions with websites where you display your product info or use it as a medium to get in touch with the users. So to some extent many rely on the hosting provider about the security. In my views that is not enough. You must know and understand the major points involved in website security. The same is applicable with the database also. Today Apache web server is widely used around the globe. The security measures are carried out by the hosting provider to give the best protection. But still sites are hacked led to great loss. Before going further there are two small concepts which I want to explain in short. The web server mostly works on two stuff which is SSI and CGI. SSI called as Server Side Includes offers the website to manage html content or play with embedded scripting language. This are executed by the web server on the browser of your machine. You can see clicks and surf the site. CGI called as Common Gateway Interface is a kind of support to the server to run scripts or programs on the site. This work only when there is code embedded on the site and the page is called from the client browser. Apache already uses a fairly safe in the default configuration.
It is really nice to hear that today there are also many precautions and security measures taken by the web servers to avoid such attacks. My motive is to just create awareness and provide some suggestions that can guide you to stay away from the same. The web keeps on expanding and so on the threats. The tips are easy to follow. Anyhow to keep some of them in regular practice is recommended. Sometime the vulnerability still exist inside the operating system itself. Under that circumstances you can receive official patches which are must to have. Also many time when you try to use some add-ons or plug-in on your site, it comes with bug. But to fix them out the developing company also offers patches. Mostly servers are attack due to database.
Different types of attacks:
Check below the list of attacks. This are the most common and sometime widely used attacks never noticed by end user. Even if your web server is protected by the best software you will need to keep a check on the activity. Any ignorance can cause great loss. The list below are the attacks that occur often. Also I had mentioned a number of options to get rid of this attack and stay protected at the end. The attacks works usually when the server is not maintained properly. So first choosing a good hosting providing is needed. There are two major attacks which you can face in future. They are DOS and DDoS which affects the server widely.
Denial of Service: This is called as DOS attacks which exist on web from long time. The attack is very simple, and today is done by those individuals commonly knows basic scripting tactics and some basic technical skills. A DOS attack is an attack in which a system attacks another with intent to consume all system resources. So in short your server is too overloaded and becomes extremely slow. There are many security measure that you can carry out to avoid such attacks.