Due to increased hack attempts against the shared hosting servers of the world (including our own), Ashworth Consulting has opted to install Suhosin, a clever little tool that helps to make your PHP applications more secure in the off chance they weren’t designed/developed with security in mind. Many of the largest hosting companies in the world use this as a means to fight off attacks against websites, and we’re confident that this initiative will help keep you protected today and in the future.
Background on Suhosin
Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHPinstallations. It was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections.
It is possible that Suhosin may affect your web application if it was not coded in a secure way, and simply updating your code with best practices in mind should resolve any issue you experience immediately. We’re always here to help, so please open a support ticket if you have questions.