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I don't necessarily advise against using AWS. I am suggesting to take a really good look at all the costs. For us the costs became a major factor while providing almost no additional benefits.Why sign up for AWS while the only reply you've got was an advice against using AWS?
That depends. Our stuff is hosted externally too. But it's our equipment and our responsibility. The hoster doesn't even have access to our servers.I have got some issues with external hosting services, couple time hacked, putting phishing sites etc...
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It's likely that this is going to happen regardless of the hosting you choose. The physical infrastructure you use will only provide network/host based protection for their infrastructure. They isolate each server(s) from the rest so a compromise to one wont affect the rest of the fleet. Therefore, the server you're running and the services you expose to the internet will still be open for attack. I would venture to bet that your issues were related to the way your sites manage and process data input, the url routes you expose, etc. However, without more information about how you built the sites and what you use with them, its hard to say exactly. There are still some things you can educate yourself on to avoid building sites that can be manipulated maliciously. See: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Secure_Coding_Practices_Checklist">I have got some issues with external hosting services, couple time hacked, putting phishing sites etc
Not exactly. With shared (web) hosting it's the provider's responsibility. You have no control over the configuration of the offered services. So if the provider uses some version of PHP that's been EoL for years there's nothing you can do about it. Your own site may be super secure but if the attackers can leverage a bug in PHP you're screwed nonetheless. Or worse, the attackers are able to leverage a bug in another customer's website, and because it's a shared environment your site is screwed too. But, you get what you pay for I guess (shared web hosting is generally the cheapest of the cheapest options).It's likely that this is going to happen regardless of the hosting you choose.
Anything and everything you connect to the internet gets attacked, regardless of how you are connected.The physical infrastructure you use will only provide network/host based protection for their infrastructure. They isolate each server(s) from the rest so a compromise to one wont affect the rest of the fleet. Therefore, the server you're running and the services you expose to the internet will still be open for attack
You don't have to "own" the actual hardware these days. Lots of providers allow you to rent or lease dedicated hardware. A VPS is basically the same as renting or leasing hardware without the actual 'real' hardware.If you opt to use your own hardware, you're also going to want to ensure the box is secure. This means setting up proper firewalls, keeping the OS patched, and disabling services you aren't using.
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i lived in Italy for most of my life, i can tell you that there, the way to get founded is to make your club into an association, those generally get some founds by the state. And have notable fiscal advantages, or maybe a location for free etc.. Talk to a local expert ! It depends on many factors. Maybe just go to talk to the Major if you village is really small, like mine, he maybe happy to hear your idea.... is anybody interested in sponsorship of small village photography club?