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I currently have a VPS server which I use to host a number of small websites. I have cPanel and WHM on the server, which includes cphulk which helps blocks brute force login attempts. The root account on my server gets targeted a couple of times a day, and after a brute force attempt, the account is looked for a period of time - meaning the root account is unable to login.

What I want to do is create another user with the same privileges as the root account with a different username (say bob123 for example) to get around the issue that it completely blocks access to the root account.

I'm pretty new to VPS & Linux, so apologies if the above doesn't make sense / seem practical - any advice is appreciated!


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closed as off-topic by EEAA, masegaloeh, Andrew Schulman, gWaldo, mdpc May 22 '15 at 0:41

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