GoDaddy data breach | How much IO to expect from shared hosting? | Vulnerabilities and News | Black Friday Sales have started

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Subject: GoDaddy data breach | How much IO to expect from shared hosting? | Vulnerabilities and News | Black Friday Sales have started
Date: November 24th 2021


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November 24th 2021

GoDaddy data breach affecting 1.2M customers

GoDaddy has reported a data breach, warning that 1.2 million customers' data may have been accessed. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission the company's chief information security officer said the company detected unauthorized access to its systems where it hosts and manages its customers’ WordPress servers. GoDaddy is warning this exposure could put users at greater risk of phishing attacks. The web host also said that the original WordPress admin password created when WordPress was first installed, which could be used to access a customer’s WordPress server, was also exposed. And, in some cases, the customer’s SSL (HTTPS) private key was exposed, which if abused could allow an attacker to impersonate a customer’s website or services. GoDaddy reported it has reset customer WordPress passwords and private keys, and is in the process of issuing new SSL certificates. It has since emerged that GoDaddy reseller companies tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet and Host Europe are also affected. Share your reactions in the thread.

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How much IO to expect from shared hosting?

It started with a simple question from WHTer Saintj: "For 10 dollars or so monthly, how much IO, memory etc can I expect?" but it sparked a debate on the merits of using resource limits these days, and how some hosts can trip up by allocating too many resources to customers for too little reward, resulting in overcrowded servers falling to their knees when hit by spikes in demand. Hosts are always faced with a balancing act when they allocate customers to a server and don't know how much (or how little) resources they'll actually use. So what's the magic formula? Is there a common sense model that hosts could follow to ensure better server stability whilst keeping pricing attractive and resource allocations sensible? Share your thoughts in the thread.

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