Klanten van Byte hoeven zich geen zorgen te maken over het onderhouden van je server. Omdat Byte alleen managed hosting aanbiedt houden wij alle servers up-to-date.
Vanwege de aard van het probleem is het onderstaande artikel geschreven in het Engels. Met een Engelstalig artikel hopen we shopeigenaren van over de hele wereld een how-to te bieden om het probleem op te lossen en hun shop goed te beveiligen.
Keeping your server up to date
In order to prevent serious breaches that could enable malicious people to abuse your server, it is important that the server software is updated consistently to implement the latest version. New software versions include the latest security measures and known bugs in the previous version(s) are often completely resolved.
For example: PHP. Every now and then PHP releases a new version that’s more secure then it’s predecessors. PHP eventually stops supporting their old versions, which means they won’t release any security fixes. Updating to a more recent version of PHP helps you secure the server for your Magento shop.
What are the consequences?
In the worst-case scenario, the server will not be up-to-date and there will possibly be security breaches in the server software, meaning that hackers can abuse your site.
How do I fix it?
If you have checked your site using magereport.com and you host your site at Byte, the scan will indicate that the server has been maintained and, therefore, is up-to-date. Because at Byte, you benefit from managed hosting. This means that we ensure that the server(s) on which your site or shop runs is always up-to-date and, therefore, secure.
Unfortunately, we do not have full insight into the web servers of other hosters and this means that we cannot indicate which software updates you must implement. Do you not host at Byte? Please contact your webhoster to find out how well the servers on which your shop runs are maintained.
Do you have your own server on which Magento runs? Check which software you use and have installed on your server(s) and check for updates. Before you update software, always check the release notes (if available). By doing so, you can check whether specific components might conflict with other software.