A recent Web Hosting Geeks report said virtual server hosting companies are capable of offering users incredible levels of security because they almost always use state-of-the-art security architecture.
Because web hosting companies are so secure, hackers often target individual consumers, using flaws in their systems to access a web hosting service, the report said. As a result, antivirus software is essential for web hosting developers and administrators.
According to the report, cyber criminals can use keylogging software and other malware utilities to track users' internet history and record everything they type. This information can then be used to identify usernames and passwords, allowing hackers to access web hosting portals. From there, they can change emails and passwords, effectively stealing a user's domain.
Beside using antivirus, users can ensure their web hosting providers offer recovery services in the event of a security breach, the report said. Many virtual server hosting companies will offer plans that allow users to call the organization and change their email and password if their domain has been hijacked.
A Web Hosting Geeks report from earlier this month explains hackers use ever-evolving viruses to access systems. As a result, web hosting users need to constantly maintain and update their antivirus programs to avoid being victimized.