Web hosting security

When possible, your production sites running ProcessWire (or any CMS) should ideally be in a dedicated environment. This doesn't necessarily mean a dedicated server…

Rather, it means any environment where the file system is dedicated only to your website(s). Meaning, there aren't other users on the same server that can potentially see (or worse, modify) the files of your account(s) on the same server.

This dedicated environment could be a dedicated server, VPS, cloud server, or even shared hosting where accounts are completely jailed from one another. If in doubt, inquire with your web host about whether or not your environment is dedicated and/or completely jailed from other people. Typically, the budget hosting accounts are not dedicated environments, so be careful and choose wisely.

When in a dedicated environment, you have less to consider in terms of file security, and this is one of the main reasons why we recommend it. File permissions are not as great of a concern because there is not the possibility of other users on the same server getting into your files, regardless of your file permission settings. That doesn't mean that you can disregard file permissions as a security matter, but a dedicated environment does greatly reduce the odds of having uninvited guests shopping around in your files.

Twitter updates

  • New TinyMCE 6.2.0 Inputfield released for ProcessWire— More
    28 October 2022
  • This week we take a look at a new rich text editor for ProcessWire, why we chose it, some highlights, screenshots, and why we think you’ll like it— More
    21 October 2022
  • This week we have ProcessWire 3.0.206 on the dev branch and a new version of the ProDevTools UserActivity module, which we'll take a closer look at in this post— More
    7 October 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #447
    In the 447th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll share the latest core updates, introduce a new third party module called RockVideoThumbnailGrabber, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 3 December 2022
  • New rich text editor for ProcessWire
    This week we take a look at a new rich text editor for ProcessWire, why we chose it, some highlights, screenshots, and why we think you’ll like it.
    Blog / 21 October 2022
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“We chose ProcessWire because of its excellent architecture, modular extensibility and the internal API. The CMS offers the necessary flexibility and performance for such a complex website like superbude.de. ProcessWire offers options that are only available for larger systems, such as Drupal, and allows a much slimmer development process.” —xport communication GmbH