Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a VPS running cPanel that has a csf firewall configured.

I've also got Host Access Control (does this mean denyhosts on cPanel?) as well as cPHulk which is a cPanel exclusive utility.

My question is whether it is better to use the firewall or use denyhosts or cPHulk ... and can I/should I use any of these in combination with each other?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Feb 22 '15 at 1:43

  • This question does not appear to be about server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined in the help center.
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Administration panels are off-topic on Server Fault. – HopelessN00b Feb 22 '15 at 1:43
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Well, csf firewall has lfd which works as an automatic "deny hosts" by scanning logs and blocking IPs that fail authentication to variuos services (included mod_security). It's highly configurable in every aspect.

In every cPanel server we manage we disable cpHulk and use exclusively csf+lfd.

share|improve this answer
Ah, thanks for that - yes csf does look very configurable. – Owen Jun 24 '10 at 10:54

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.