The barracuda web application firewall is a powerful protection of application layer security for web servers. This application firewall protects your website from flood attacks by strengthening the capacity of the protocols and vulnerable applications to better detect unauthorized access, data theft, denial of service or degradation of your website. Unlike other firewalls or intrusion detection systems that pass directly through traditional http, https, or ftp to web applications – barracuda web application firewall prevents hackers from gaining direct access to web servers by using the feature proxy for that traffic.
General protection of your website
The barracuda application firewall provides the best solutions for website protection, as it has the ability to secure applications against sql injections, cross-site scripting attacks by the alteration of the sessions and exceeded buffers.
Acting as a proxy shield, the barracuda application firewall inspects incoming and outgoing traffic thus it is not only ensure to block inbound attacks and conceal your website form hackers but also filter the outbound traffic to prevent any potential leakage of sensitive data such as credit card numbers or social security id, etc …..
In addition, this application firewall secures your applications from unauthorized users who may try to gain access through the integration of common authentication services like LDAP and RADIUS servers to create a possible threat. Furthermore, it also prevents the access to such kind of users who try to access PKI infrastructure to use your clients SSL certificate.
With the options referenced by edition of web security services, the barracuda firewall allows the protection of new web applications in XML format while ensuring the protection of traditional web applications in HTML format.
While filtering the traffic for attacks, it validates the XML schema, SOAP (simple object access protocol) envelops and XML content by blocking the traffic which violates the rules and tries to control your web services and applications.
Advanced Features of Management and Acceleration of Advanced Traffic
The barracuda application gateway incorporates the functions of traffic management, including caching, compression, and load balancing. Overall this application gateway not only helps you to secure your web applications but also assists you to improve their performance and availability.
About Linux Hosting
If any user’s website is developed with open-source software and they want to find out any open-source operating system then Linux VPS hosting would be suitable for them. In case of Linux VPS hosting, the operating system Linux is very compatible with PHP.
Linux is like a playing field for programmers across the world- as a result we see countless applications being created, modified and tested constantly. So it proves that Linux hosting always keeps the window open to let in fresh air of modern revelation. As per this point of view nothing beats Linux hosting for an avid user.
Other than the previously discussed advantages, there is one more advantage. Linux is a very cheap option for users. The reason is that user gets maximum application softwares free of cost for install and use. So they have to pay only for the maintenance of the server. The use of open source software allows for savings on overheads like license fees- and hosting companies can then pass on this cost saving to its customers who opt for Linux hosting.
For your information we mention some very popular open source and PHP based softwares User can use these softwares very smoothly with Linux hosting.
For eCommerce Shopping Cart, users can use OS Commerce, Zen-Cart etc. softwares
For content Management System (CMS), users can use Drupal, PHP-Nuke, Mambo etc. softwares
For blog users can use WordPress, Nucleus CMS etc. softwares.
For photo Gallery users can use 4Images, Coppermine etc. softwares
About Windows Hosting
In case of windows VPS hosting Microsoft’s products Windows software is used for the host server. comparison to Linux VPS hosting, Windows VPS hosting permits integration mainly with Microsoft’s own products and services. Such as, If any user wants to create dynamic web content, then they have to utilize ASP (Active Server Pages) or the advanced ASP.NET as his/ her programming language. Above mentioned both are developed by Microsoft to be linked to SQL databases.
For your information, if any users select MySQL as their database, then Linux hosting or windows hosting any one would be suitable for them. But in case users select MS Access as their data base, then they have to choose windows hosting.
If users choose CGI / Perl then they have some limitation with windows VPS hosting. SO, if you like perl script and really want use that then Linux hosting would be suitable for you. On the other hand, if any users choose FrontPage then they have to choose windows hosting for this extension because Linux doesn’t support it.
Many people believe that windows hosting interface is more easy to use than Linux hosting interface.
There is an argument that the user interface for Windows hosting is much simpler between the two. But recently, Linux has made improvements on this front.
Last of all if we consider Linux hosting and windows hosting on the basis of cost, then we can get the result that, Linux hosting is cheaper than windows hosting. The more cost of windows hosting is not only for the proprietary software but also the cost of Windows servers is another one main reason of costly windows hosting than Linux hosting.