TAG: security

How to Change the Virtualmin Listening Port

A server administrator’s worst fear is some malicious entity gaining access to a server that you control. Luckily there are steps that you can take to secure your server. One of the steps that you can take is to change your Virtualmin listening port so that it’s not using the standard port 10000. This can…

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 a week. This…

The WordPress Security Guide

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms to build websites. It’s easy to learn and makes running a site manageable for just about anyone. But the popularity of WordPress also leads to an intense interest in it from hackers. The core WordPress installation, if kept up to date, is somewhat secure. But as you…

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…

What is an SSL Certificate?

A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate, when installed, encrypts information and transactions to securely transfer it from browser to web server safely.  They work by using a cryptographic system where two keys bind to the data, padlocking it.  The first key is a private key that only the recipient knows.  The second key is a…

Cloudflare Setting Recommendations

What Are The Recommended Settings Provided By Cloudflare? Here are the settings that you should take advantage of from Cloudflare. They are broken down into Essential and Optional.   Essential Whitelist Cloudflare’s IP addresses Check your Performance settings Check your Security settings Choose one of the SSL modes   Optional Steps Maintain your visitors’ IP…

Protecting Your Origin IP To Prevent DDOS Attack with Cloudflare

How Do I Protect Myself From a DDoS Attack With Cloudflare?   A DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack, can do more than ruin your day. It can cripple your website, business and vital information. Cloudflare rapidly can protect you through their service by turning on the “I’m under attack mode.”  If you think…

Cloudflare Benefits

How Does Cloudflare Work? Cloudflare acts as a middleman to handle requests through their global network of data centers.  As requests come in, Cloudflare will determine the fastest routes to provide content, much like a CDN, to present it at local speeds.  What separates Cloudflare from a CDN is that it can handle all requests…

Using Two-Factor Authentication with WHM

What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication is a way of confirming someone’s credentials through two methods.  For example, you must provide a password on the website along with your username AND a text message will be sent to the phone you put on file when registering the account.  Once you provide the pin code from…

WHM Security Checklist/Best Practices

How do I make my server more secure? Here are some of the best tips to make sure that your WHM server is more secure: Use secure passwords Secure SSH Secure Apache Harden your system Restrict your system’s compilers Disable unused services and daemons Monitor your system Enable a firewall Stay up-to-date If you’d like…