How to Run Malware Scan on Linux

There are many available malware scanning tools, but the easiest to install, configure, and use is Maldet.   CentOS Install Instructions To begin your installation, simply copy the below text as is, and paste into your SSH client. cd /usr/local/src wget http://www.rfxn.com/downloads/maldetect-current.tar.gz tar -zxvf maldetect-current.tar.gz cd maldetect-1.4.2 ./install.sh Once this completes, update to the latest virus signatures and update: maldet -u or maldet -d It is recommended to install ClamAV with Maldet to improve the overall scan ability as well as speed. To install on CentOS, you first need to add the epel repo: yum install epel-release Next you will…

How To Add A New Networking Interface In Virtualmin

You can add a new Network Interface in Virtualmin by using the Networking Interfaces module located under the Network Configuration option. This article will cover this process and the different types of interfaces that you can add. Please have Virtualmin installed on your server and to be able to access Webmin in order to get the full use of this guide. If this is not something that your’e familiar with, please see the following articles:   How To Install Virtualmin (CentOS 7) How To Login To Webmin   Once you’re ready to proceed, please refer to the following steps to…

How to install Ruby GEMS in Virtualmin

Using the Ruby GEMS module in Webmin allows you to do exactly what you’d expect, install Ruby gems. This article will cover the process required to begin installing Ruby gems so that you can begin using Ruby with Virtualmin. You’ll need to have Virtualmin installed on your server and be logged in with Webmin access. These guides can help you do that if needed:   How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7) How to login to Webmin   To begin installing new Ruby gems, please refer to the following:   Click on the Webmin section Click on the Others option Select…

How to Change Your Hostname In Linux

The hostname is a feature with Linux operating systems that allows identification of a server. This can be used to easily determine the difference between two servers. Aside from personal identification of the server, the hostname is used with most network processes and other applications may rely on this as well. For example, cPanel / WHM uses the hostname for internal processes.   Display Current Hostname Step One: Log into your server via SSH Step Two: Type in the following command and hit Enter on your keyboard   hostname   How To Change Your Hostname In CentOS 7 and Debian…

Disable Root FTP Access in Virtualmin

With Virtualmin, you can disable root FTP access by using the Authentication module. This guide will teach you how to accomplish this both quickly and efficiently. Before proceeding any further, you’ll need to have installed Virtualmin onto your server and be logged into Virtualmin with Webmin access. If this is not something that you’re familiar with, please use the following guides:   How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7) How to login to Webmin   How do I disable root FTP access with Virtualmin?   To disable root FTP access, please refer to the following steps:   Click on the Webmin…

Customizing the Bash Environment

…User specific aliases and functions # Environment Variables PATH=$PATH:/home/hwtest/bin # Aliases alias ls=’ls -a’ alias ll=’ls -lah –color=auto’ # Prompt PS1=”[\u@\h:\w] \$?\n\\$ ” # Display on session start df -h uptime You can see the result of adding the df -hand uptime commands in the following example. The commands will run every time a new shell session is started so be sure to only put quick and low resource cost commands here or it could delay the session from starting.   Helpful Related Articles Common Linux Commands List of Useful Ports to Know at Hostwinds Getting Started with CentOS 7…

Best Security Practices For A Linux Server

How Can I Secure My Linux Server? A number of measures can be taken to secure your server in the best way possible to mitigate malicious issues. Below you’ll find some of the best practices to apply when securing your Linux servers.   Changing The SSH Port How To Change Your SSH Port Create A Second User That Is Not Root Creating A User From The Command Line Or Shell (Please See Steps Below) How To Create A New User (CentOS 7) How To Create A New User (Ubuntu) Restrict Access To The Root User(s), Either Through IP Address Or…

How to View Existing Perl Modules in Virtualmin

Similar to our guide covering: How to install new Perl modules in Virtualmin , you can also list your currently installed Perl modules using the Perl Modules module found in Webmin. This guide will show you how to view your currently installed Perl modules. You’ll need to have Virtualmin installed on your server and be logged in with Webmin access. If you need help in doing this, these two guides will help:   How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7) How to login to Webmin   Now, let’s take a look at how to view your currently installed Perl modules:  …

How To Change Your Server Time In Virtualmin

Changing your server’s system time in Virtualmin can be easily accomplished by using the System Time module. This article will teach you how to locate the System Time module and change your server time or timezone. You’ll need to have Virtualmin installed on your server and be logged in with Webmin access. If you’re not sure about how to do this, please refer to the following guides:   How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7) How to login to Webmin   How Do I Change My Server Time In Virtualmin? To change your server’s system time please refer to the following…

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