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FTP is an ugly protocol because it uses dynamic ports, which either needs a wide open firewall or specific configuration within the FTP clients. Also it sends login information in clear by default and the encrypted version FTPS produces even more problems with firewalls. These things together make firewall admins hate the protocol and they better deny ...


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Its likely that they do not want to spend the time considering all of the possible security issues, so your request was denied. Network Admins are under a lot of pressure to maintain a secure network against unknown threats. You should look into using a server or service that allows you to connect in via port 80 or 443, but will then forward your traffic ...


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While the given answers are very valid for the sake of OS security, there is another aspect that must be given consideration: MySQL grants. When the web hosting company provides a database, they do not want to give away access to other database that are also tenants in the same MySQL Instance. For example, if you are given the database dbtyler, you want to ...


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The reason database servers are not universally open to the world can be boiled down into two main items: Stability & Security Stability: Basically pretty much no database operations for websites should be happening via remote connections. And most database servers are tweaked & tuned to handle expected traffic; not unexpected traffic. So by ...


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It actually goes back to how database server security is designed and not for any other reason. Database servers require that explicit username/host access be setup outside of using localhost. This has existed longer than the web as we know it today and is a throwback to the days of big iron where most users where logged on directly using a terminal. Any ...


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If MySQL servers we open to the general public like your website it would open them up to brute force attacks, and other remote attacks by bots mostly which they simply don't need to deal with. Most people who know enough that they'll need remote MySQL access should be familiar with setting that up in cPanel etc. It's a matter of security for you, and less ...



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