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How To: Enhance User Security with Dreamhost

If you are using DreamHost, we recommend a few options to increase the security of your sites in their environment:

    1. Enhanced User Security

It adds a few security restrictions per site/accounts to minimize the chances of attacks from other users in the same shared server.

    1. Configure a different user account per site

There is also an option to create/isolate each site on different user accounts. We highly recommend it to minimize cross site reinfections.

Website Cross-site Contamination?

Learn more about the threats with cross-contamination by reading some of our recent posts: A Little Tale About Website Cross-Contamination and Website Cross-contamination: Blackhat SEO Spam Malware

  • Just begs me to say something like, or just move out of a Dreamhost to a host without this security concern, but I won’t.