Anyone elses GVO hosting account get hacked? (RESOLVED)

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Hey guys, did anyone elses GVO hosting account get hacked? 3 of 5 current websites I have on their servers are hacked and the remaining are in a 500 internal error state. I contacted them but not liking the answer I'm getting from support.

Just curious if anyone else was hit so I can figure out how this happened. I'm sure there was NO exploit on my end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

    Hey guys, did anyone elses GVO hosting account get hacked? 3 of 5 current websites I have on their servers are hacked and the remaining are in a 500 internal error state. I contacted them but not liking the answer I'm getting from support.

    Just curious if anyone else was hit so I can figure out how this happened. I'm sure there was NO exploit on my end.
    Are these websites all on a single shared hosting account?

    The majority of the time though, the exploits ARE via themes, plugins & outdated apps - Wordpress/Joomla etc. Not saying this is the case, but most of the time it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      Are these websites all on a single shared hosting account?
      ^ You never answered this question. This matters most.

      "Addon" domains are still 1 Linux account. If any domain in the account is hacked, they're all hacked. The is why you should use "reselller hosting" (multi-domain hosting) when using multiple domains. Each "reseller" account is its own Linux account. If you hack one ... you hack one, not all.

      GVO is not a good host anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
        Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

        ^ You never answered this question. This matters most.

        "Addon" domains are still 1 Linux account. If any domain in the account is hacked, they're all hacked. The is why you should use "reselller hosting" (multi-domain hosting) when using multiple domains. Each "reseller" account is its own Linux account. If you hack one ... you hack one, not all.

        GVO is not a good host anyway.

        I have reseller hosting accounts... these are all their own domains not sub, to answer your question.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    One of the domains has no WP installed and the other ones where updated over a week ago. Now I'll have to go through all the content line by line and link by link looking for any changes to affiliate/payment links, etc.

    This sucks!
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  • Profile picture of the author multiplecloud
    What is their response for your case? If you are using wordpress, try to have strong password. I have seen many week password got hacked everyday.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by multiplecloud View Post

      What is their response for your case? If you are using wordpress, try to have strong password. I have seen many week password got hacked everyday.

      My WP password is definitely not the issue since it is almost 20 characters.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        I have a blogging customer that had his account hacked and it is back online now. Not sure what they told him.
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  • Profile picture of the author merlyjudge
    i got mine also , so i changed wh
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Mine are all fixed now... I regenerated the .htaccess file in WP (permalinks and save) then I reinstalled the wp-admin and wp-includes files. After that I noticed that on one of them the index.php file was missing and the other one was corrupt so I fixed those by taking the index.php file from a fresh download and FTP it to my site. Hopefully everything is golden now...
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  • Profile picture of the author getnewonline
    try ipage it is better you may have security at same time
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