Web hosting security

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by tornado579@yahoo.com, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hi,

    As far as security is concerned what difference does it make if the
    site is hosted on Windows or Linux servers ? Which would be more
    secure.

    Any inputs will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
    , Sep 28, 2006
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  2. Todd H. Guest

    writes:

    > Hi,
    >
    > As far as security is concerned what difference does it make if the
    > site is hosted on Windows or Linux servers ? Which would be more
    > secure.


    In my experience, this usually has far more to do with a) the choice
    of middleware for the application and b) the coding of the actual web
    application than the OS platform itself.

    For example, an apache/php based app can just as easily be run under
    Linux or Windows, and both can suck spectacularly at the hands of a
    non-careful coder.

    You can write a tight secure app on either platform with good coding
    and the right middleware.

    Best Regards,
    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
     
    Todd H., Sep 28, 2006
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  3. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > As far as security is concerned what difference does it make if the
    > site is hosted on Windows or Linux servers ? Which would be more
    > secure.
    >
    > Any inputs will be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >

    From a web host point of view, consider the server you are going to use.
    Apache runs under both, and is quite secure when properly set up. See the
    apache newsgroup. Some people believe that IIS can be secure, but I am not
    interested is investigating it.

    From an OS point of view, I believe that linux is inherently more stable
    and secure than anything from MS. My choice therefore was to use apache
    under linux. The server here has been up for about 3 years, and has had no
    problems.

    From an ease of use point of view, learning the specifics of linux is no
    more difficult than learning to set up apache.

    You can e-mail me if you want more details

    Stuart
     
    Stuart Miller, Sep 28, 2006
    #3
  4. Melic Guest

    On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:47:54 +0100, Stuart Miller <>
    wrote:

    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> As far as security is concerned what difference does it make if the
    >> site is hosted on Windows or Linux servers ? Which would be more
    >> secure.
    >>
    >> Any inputs will be appreciated.
    >>
    >> Thanks.


    OpenBSD has a very good reputation as a secure OS http://www.openbsd.org
    only one remote exploit in eight years, and the developer focus their main
    efforts in security.
     
    Melic, Oct 4, 2006
    #4
  5. Todd H. Guest

    Melic <> writes:

    > On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:47:54 +0100, Stuart Miller
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> As far as security is concerned what difference does it make if the
    > >> site is hosted on Windows or Linux servers ? Which would be more
    > >> secure.
    > >>
    > >> Any inputs will be appreciated.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks.

    >
    > OpenBSD has a very good reputation as a secure OS http://www.openbsd.org
    > only one remote exploit in eight years, and the developer focus their main
    > efforts in security.


    That's a very good point. Unfortunately, you typically need to do a
    dedicated colo box to get openbsd as an option, but if security is a
    priority, a dedicated box should be the option you go for anyway.


    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
     
    Todd H., Oct 4, 2006
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