Hosting for more data security
Hosting and software development from one source
As trained system integrators, we know how server systems should be set up and administered to optimize the hosting for more data security. Since our development is also maily done using Linux, we focus clearly on Linux-based distributions . Therefore we at Webrunners von den beiden devOps Plattformen . Therefore we at Webrunners have operated and administrated our internal systems from the beginning, as it is also part of our name. We also very early focused on virtualization concepts to optimize resources and processes. So you can get both in one, hosting and software development, from us.
Hosting with advantage: One contact person and everything from one source
As a software developer and hosting service provider, we offer you the advantage of receiving everything you need to create and operate a modern web application from a single source.
- Creation of hosting concept and setup
- Provision and configuration of the required systems
- firewall administration
- special server hardening if required
- Create and manage SSL Certificates
- Domain booking and administration
- DNS management
- System backups or creation of special backup concepts
- System Monitoring
Since we already operate an internal infrastructure for testing and acceptance of projects during the software development phase, you can easily use our infrastructure to host your finished application.
This is also less costly for ourselves, as we can work with the same processes and tools that we already use for web development. This eliminates the need for us to familiarize ourselves with other systems or processes and often significantly reduces the effort involved in deploying or updating the software. So this approach is a clear win-win for you and us.
We have been reviewed several times by the IT departments or security consultants of large corporations with regard to processes and security in the past. So far, there have been no objections and our hosting concepts followed the respective corporate guidelines, which simplified the release process for our project contacts.
Specific hosting solutions for individual requirements
If required, we offer you a hosting concept specific to your web application. These are usually very inexpensive virtual servers, whose resources can be easily increased later, nowadays. Thus, you only have to pay for your actual needs.
We can take care of the setup, configuration, protection and ongoing updates for the software components used in these systems – because individual requirements need specific hosting solutions.
Depending on the application, database, application server and other systems can be installed on a server. But it is also possible to operate different servers and connect them in an internal network that is not accessible from outside.
We use the services of professionally operated data centers for hosting. This various certified data centers ensure adequate security measures such as access protection. However, a great deal of effort is also put into ensuring the reliability of the servers.
Server as well as network components and power generators are redundant and defined system availability can be guaranteed. This means that if one component fails, another one takes over the service and a corresponding warning is issued.
So thats our scope. Since we do not have to worry about the hardware, we can concentrate on the support of the systems by adequate monitoring, backup and security concepts.
Cloud hosting or alternative hosting approaches
Alternatively, with so-called Platform as a Service (PaaS) even this level of the systems can be abstracted. In these cases, only the service, such as a database or a messaging system, is booked. Security updates of the operating system or other software components used are no longer a concern in this case.
We use providers like Amazon AWS as well as Heroku, HostEurope or Hetzner.
If required, we can configure and guarantee hosting purely in Germany and so contractually fulfil legally relevant requirements.
Security in hosting
As a rule thumb, something is considered to be safe if the effort to obtain it is greater than the benefit you gain from it. In times of automated attacks by so-called script kiddies on servers and software, this approach is no longer quite sufficient. Because the effort to test systems for vulnerabilities has decreased dramatically by fully automating it.
How secure a web application actually is against attacks always depends on the sum of all components involved. This includes the operating system, used subsystems like database or application servers. But also the application itself must have been developed in accordance with recognized best practices. For this we at Webrunners rely on proven concepts, frameworks and security in hosting.
However, the weakest link in the chain is always decisive. Even if a server is securely configured with all its components, regular updates and maintenance measures must still be installed and carried out if required.