Well as we grow Bluehost.com bigger and bigger we become more of a target for malicious people out there. We have literally hundreds of attacks per day on our system. When I say attacks I mean, denial of service attacks, password hacking bots, etc.
Many web hosting companies experience severe downtime due to these type of attacks. We are no exception, except that we are taking measures to eliminate this problem. The cost of eliminating these attacks on our type of network range from around $15,000 per year up to $60,000 per year. Many hosts simply accept the attacks as a fact of life.
We will no longer gamble with our network and hope that attacks don’t happen. We have implemented some high tech measures to virtually eliminate denial of service attacks and other outage causing worms. We are in testing mode now, and should turn these functions on live by the end of the week. We hope this will ensure a higher level of integrity for our network. I am ALWAYS open to any suggestions to improve bluehost, so let me have it with features you would like to see!
Matt Heaton / Bluehost.com