Hosting

Managed Hosting Vs Unmanaged Hosting Explained

Hosting has known to be a very important and crucial aspect of any internet-based organization. If you are giving your website some solid foundations like the ability to withstand some significant traffic surges and also some downtime, all of this would be just one of a lot of reasons why it is actually important to make sure that you have chosen the right service. In addition to some technical prowess of the server which is owned by the host, there are things like additional services which should be considered along with the level of customer support which is offered, and it is just as important.

In this particular article, I will be talking about the main differences between managed hosting and unmanaged hosting and also what both of these terms actually mean for the user, which could be you.

Managed Hosting:

Managed Hosting

It is a hosting plan which is made up of a number of many different components. The most basic component is actually the server hardware itself. The server generally has an operating system which is already installed, and it will also have many kinds of software which is used for running websites. Hosting companies have also been known for offering many services like automated backups, malware removal and scanning, monitoring of the statuses and security sweeps, and more. Some additional features are actually management services which are actually where the term “managed” actually comes into play. Simply putting it, managed hosting just refers to the hosting plan, which comes with so many benefits and services.

Unmanaged Hosting:

Unmanaged Hosting:

It is a hosting plan with no or very little additional services. The amount of additional services which are there can actually be negligible. In most cases, there will be no additional services. With unmanaged hosting, you could get a server with just an operating system installed. This actually means that you will have to install all necessary software on your own, if need be. When I am talking about software, I don’t exactly mean WordPress or anything, but it can be a base system software like PHP or even Apache.

The main reason that it is referred to as unmanaged hosting is because of the fact that the hosting company itself does not actually provide any of the services or carry out the tasks of management on the server. If you need something to be done, you will have to do it yourself. That is just one of the drawbacks of unmanaged hosting.

The exact services which are on offer differ when you are looking at it from company to company. But, some are very common and tend to be offered by a lot of companies.

Cyber-security

Types Of Threats Real-Estate Businesses Have To Defend Against Using Cyber-security

BEC scams, malware, ransom-ware are most of what cyber-security has to be worried about. These are actually some of the threats that are always threatening the integrity of a lot of agencies. Cybercriminals actually use the above against a lot of real-estate agencies. In this article, I have provided some security advice; this includes scam prevention tips which have directly come from the FBI.

Real-estate companies have been known to have the lowest-hanging fruit if we are talking about things in a digital way, and cybercriminals always take advantage of this. The days where hackers target retailers are over; they are now targeting everyone and anyone who is vulnerable to threats. They have started targeting businesses in any industry and especially those that are not exactly very keen on cyber-security. There is a reason why there is a lack of cyber-security in the profession of real-estate and here is why.

–    Federal laws require that some industries like banks and even hospitals to have at least some security in place, but real-estate has always been known to be incredibly vulnerable.

 
BEC (business email compromise) is a very well known attack focused on the main way of tricking employees of real-estate businesses into wiring some money to the attacker’s bank account without even knowing about it. The FBI has found that there have been losses that have amounted to millions of dollars and all of it can be attributed to BEC. This is indeed scary because, real-estate is indeed the place where transactions worth millions would usually take place. In 2018 the FBI stated that US real-estate companies ended up losing $1.3 billion because of BEC scams.

Mortgage-closing wire scam is also another kind of scam that has been plaguing the real-estate agencies. It may seem impossible but, scammers have actually been successful at stealing mortgage down payments by just sending a very realistic-looking email about instructions on how to wire the money and also where to wire it to. People have actually fallen for it and have ended up sending significant amounts of money to these scammers.

Threats

Ransom-ware has been known to be one among many insidious scams which are played on real-estate companies. They have been known to send out malicious emails similar to the ones that are used in BEC attacks, and the criminal actually requires that victim to click on the link which he had sent in the email, and if everything goes according to the attacker it will start encrypting the data which is owned by the victims. The criminal makes it so that it cannot be unlocked and unusable until a ransom is paid to the attacker.