Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Algarve Resident Site Hacked over Christmas

It has just come to my noteice that the Algarve Resident web site was hacked over Christmas.

See: http://algarveresident.com/story.asp?XID=34555

I can't say i am surprised.

Any small or medium size business these days that hosts its website on a Microsoft Server based host is asking for trouble.

Unless such firms can afford (costly, in my opinion) in-house IT staff who are constantly on the bubble in managing both the server and the database, they would be much better hosting and developing their sites on linux-based hosts using LAMP or at a pitch Java based solutions.