We are pleased to announce the launch of our Secure Hosting Guide, available now on learn.equalit.ie. The guide has been produced in collaboration with our friends at Huridocs and will be useful for anyone who wants to know the key factors involved when looking for a good hosting provider. It has been written for users of all technical abilities and budgetary constraints and is tailored specifically to focus on the issues that matter most to our partners: Concerns over data security, server reliability and technical support are priorities when you are running a website that attracts the attention of hackers, botnets, social engineers and the local surveillance services.
In addition to hosting, the document has sections on choosing a name registrar, dealing with threat mitigation and the considerations regarding legal and contractual issues. This is an evolving document in a fast-changing field, so we welcome feedback and contributions from users and other knowledgeable parties.
Finally, there is a set of reviews for the ISPs that eQualitie uses with Deflect. We invite you to add to this list of trustworthy (and not so trustworthy) hosting providers.