The dangers of shared web hosts
Source: SANS - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Server Security A reader alerted us today about yet another web server compromise, affecting a large number of domains. In this particular case, the server was hosted with iPowerWeb, a provider of low cost web space on shared servers. Space on a shared server is ok for personal use. But you should think twice before using it for commercial, in particular business critical use. Your web sites security will depend on a few hundred other users on the same system doing the right thing. A bad php script on one virtual server could lead to a compromisse of all web sites hosted on the same system.

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