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Old 16. Aug 2011, 06:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is your site just simple html, or are you running a software platform like a blog, a cms, or something? In a shared server situation, much of the security is usually the responsibility of your webhost. But the locking down of permissions on file and folder access and upgrading any software is your responsibility. Disabling things like directory browsing, and customizing your .htaccess file for your particular situation are places to start.

It also does not hurt to scan you site for malware on a regular basis. Currently I have been using Qualy's free malware scanning service. I don't know if it will remain free after it leaves beta or not ,but I have been using it for over a year now.

They have another free service as well to scan the server your site runs on for vulnerbilities. If it has any you can alert your host to them.
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