No security awareness on HostPapa
I recently moved and consolidated the web presence (photos, blog, etc), see this blog entry, to www.hostpapa.eu. Up till a few days ago they provided sftp, that is secure ftp upload options. This has been cancelled now, and that means at the current moment there is no way to upload stuff to their servers without using a browser. All that is provided is plain, unencrypted, ftp.
This is technology and security attitude from the last century. I fully doubt that the whole company has any security awareness or concern at all. Thus, here is a big WARNING: Do not use HostPapa if you want even a basic level of security.
As a consequence, although it will hurt and take time, I will have to move again. I am currently considering greengeeks.com, as it also provides compensation for energy usage. The negative point is that they are situated in the US.
A short comparison (should have done that earlier, I know):
|IMAPS/POPS||Yes with private IP||Yes (private IP needed?)|
Well, I will keep you posted on how it goes.