check your server for files that you did not put there, and/or that are not part of phpbb or your site and/or that have dates that are out of place with the rest of the files.squeek wrote:if you are referring to my apache logs they have been cleared recently due to their size they grew so big they took forever to open and thought it might be best to clear them, i think i made a mistake there. i am also unsure of when the hack first started but can only guess it was around the time i was informed by my ISP.
i guess without the access logs there isnt much that can be done now, i might just start again and install everything from new. my site wasnt that great anyway but i do appreciate your help and advice also your speedy reply, many thanks
well, there you go. That is one of the reasons not to do this. web server security is a very complex thing.squeek wrote:ok thanks for the advice i will do that and post back with any findings, maybe this topic might help someone else who may encounter something similar (lets hope they never need it though). i host the site on my home computer so files are easily accessed by myself. thanks once again
i have no worries with hosting my own site, my ISP allow it and ive been hosting my own site for 11 years now with no problems. if however i had a site that i felt was growing too large in visitors i would probably use a hosting company out of respect for my ISP to help reduce any stress on their lines but i have always made it clear to them that i do host my own sites.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:not to mention the fact that if your ISP finds out you are running a web server from your account they will most likely cancel your account.