Adv logging the right tool for me? RRS feed

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  • User367646570 posted

     Just saw the new Adv logging tool and it looks promising. Glad there are modules like this.

     I have a shared hosting enviroment and I am looking for the best way to monitor the website for hackers.

    1. I would like to see a daily view of files that got added to the websites.

    2. a daily overview of modified files on the websites.

    Is this possible with Adv logging?

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:01 PM

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  • User-2064283741 posted

    I don't think advanced logging will do any of those things.

    The logging will show access to the sites not what files are added.

    Also I don't think you are going about it it the correct way for looking for hackers. I would look at a script for looking at all teh files on a site and running it daily to see if it tallies up if you are that concerned.


    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:04 PM
  • User367646570 posted

     Thanks for your reply. I was afraid of that :-)


    off topic:

    Some of my clients use Joomla portals on Plesk and I have to fight daily hacks on templates and bad directory safety....

    A double check in some way would be great. i'll keep looking for that.


    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:08 PM
  • User-2064283741 posted

     I have managed many shared hosting environments I share your pain. Maintaining the overall sites of others poor code is a pain.

     Separate all the sites into separate app pools and if a site gets hacked then honestly it is the fault of the client who uploads the code. Just stop it breaking other peoples sites/downing the server

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:14 PM