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My Server is Not Working Correctly – What Should I Do?

If you find that your server instance is not working as expected, there are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot the cause. The steps required to troubleshoot this will vary depending on what OS you have installed and the issue that you’re experiencing with the server. This article will cover the required…

How to Stay Informed About Breaking Security Updates or Patches

How do I stay up to date with new security patches and updates?   One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice…

Setting up the Hostwinds VPN on Linux

  If you’re using something different, the steps you take are probably very similar to the steps outlined here. However, we recommend referring to the documentation for your tool if it’s something different.   Things you should have ready:   Hostwinds VPN TBLK file that you can download here The login credentials we emailed to…

How to Update Your Server

How do I update my server?   You can update your server by logging into the server and calling the update function of the package manager that your Linux distro uses. This process can vary from Linux distro to Linux distro, however the following is applicable to the most popular Linux distros that we offer…

Managing IPTables Rules

What is IPTables? IPTables is an extremely flexible command-line based firewall utility built specifically for Linux distros. IPTables uses policy chains to allow or block traffic. When a connection is being established on your server, IPTables will identify a rule in its list to determine what action needs to be taken. If no rule is…

Running a Virus Scan on your Server

How Do I Scan My Linux Server for Viruses? In a Linux based environment you can run a Virus scan using ClamAV, and you can scan for Malware using Linux Malware Detect. You can also use the ClamAV scan engine with Linux Malware Detect for better performance.   How to Run a Virus Scan in…

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 Create a second user that is not root Restrict…