The world of hosting is complex, it’s further complicated when you throw security into the mix. A few months back I wrote an article on the delicate line between where the hosts security responsibility begins, and where yours, as the website owner, is required. That however did not address one key question – Which hosting environment is more secure? This is one of the most common questions I get asked.
The response, as you might imagine, is not as simple as the question itself. This question is often confused with misinformation and bias and the responses are often grossly inaccurate. I will spend some time thinking through the various points, applying insight where possible, in the hopes of helping you making a more informed decision on the type of hosting environments, and which ones make the most sense for you.