0
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1answer
95 views

How to change cPanel URL? Example: mydomain.com/cpanel

I want to change my website's cPanel URL/path for security reasons. I have a VPS with shell root access, running centOS 6.5 64-bit. I want to change cPanel path for my website on the VPS to be ...
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votes
1answer
76 views

Does a tool like ansible make it possibly to get a secure server, without knowing a lot about security? [closed]

If I modified something like this into a server similar to the one described here with a minimal set of services (what you need for ssh, basically) would it be reasonably secure? sovereign: A set ...
0
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2answers
79 views

McAfee anti-virus for linux server? [duplicate]

We have a CentOS server for our web startup hosted on softlayer.com. Knowing how secure Linux is even without anti-virus programs: Do I still need to install McAfee as advertised in softlayer's site ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Is a VPN right for restricting server access?

I would like to set up a Few QA servers for a web application, under the app domain, however I would not like these servers to be accessible to just everyone from the Internet. Ideally, the QA team ...
5
votes
2answers
851 views

How Hacker Can Access VPS CentOS 6 content? [closed]

Just want to understand. Please, correct mistakes and write advices Hacker can access to VPS: 1. Through (using) console terminal, for example, using PuTTY. To access, hacker need to know port ...
5
votes
3answers
263 views

Correct way to handle security threats to web server on budget [closed]

During our annual security review I was reminded of an incident earlier this year where we received a threat to our organizations web server. It was over a organization policy and threatened to DDoS ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How secure/private is full disk encryption on a VPS? [duplicate]

Security principles say that if someone else has physical access to a machine, then there is no security/privacy. I'm wondering about some examples of this in the case where I want to have a hosted ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

VPS vs Dedicated server, security- and performance-wise

I've been search the web for information and advice on the whole "VPS vs Dedicated"-question. All I can find on the subject is based on economy and a bit performance. So here goes: What are the pros ...
0
votes
3answers
171 views

VPS security considerations when only accessing from one IP [duplicate]

I'm running an VPS where I have deployed some projects. As I am the only person who accesses the server and I furthermore have a fixed IP i decided to configure iptables so that server access is only ...
0
votes
2answers
195 views

Webhosting on virtual sever vs physical server: Security vulnerability

In comparison to a physical server, is there any special security vulnerability in virtual servers for purpose of hosting several websites? For example, can the fact that there is not any hardware ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

How do I secure my SSH access?

I'm one of those guys who climbs up the ladder to the high dive and jumps off, then realizes he doesn't know how to swim. So I have a VPS, and I have no idea how to administer it. I understand one of ...
1
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2answers
301 views

Data Safety in Cloud VPS Email Server?

Is it safe to store email on a cloud based VPS host? I know its not 100% like the unplugged server buried underground and that the Host has a big deal to do with it but, in the broader sense of ...
1
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2answers
384 views

Linux - Counter Measure against Stress Tools

I have a VPS running Ngix and currently hosting a few websites. As you know VPS have low resource and the security measures should be done by client. I just noticed many stress tools are out there ...
1
vote
3answers
168 views

Security issues of Running command with PHP script

I want to run a command line program with PHP script. What are the security issues of doing this on VPS? I've heard a lot that this is not secure. But want to know how exactly? Also, what will be the ...
5
votes
2answers
190 views

Security implications of enabling IPv6 on my VPS?

My VPS host can allocate me a small block of IPv6 addresses for nothing, and I've kind of wanted to for the sake of trying on my small website/dev VPS. My main concern is what I have to do to ...
1
vote
3answers
816 views

Break-in attempts on Ubuntu VPS box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it normal to get hundreds of break-in attempts per day? What should I do if I find someone is brute forcing my server password? I have an Ubuntu 10.04 VPS box. ...
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2answers
569 views

Linux server security checklist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for Securing a LAMP Server I'm going to run another Linux-based virtual server, and I think it would be great to have a checklist of things to do to ensure proper ...
2
votes
3answers
571 views

VPS set up for MySQL

Our VPS is set up in such a way that all databases are accessible from any domain via localhost and the username/password/dbname. Is this the usual set up, or should there be some way of 'jailing' ...
44
votes
8answers
3k views

Why would I need a firewall if my server is well configured?

I admin a handful of cloud-based (VPS) servers for the company I work for. The servers are minimal ubuntu installs that run bits of LAMP stacks / inbound data collection (rsync). The data is large ...
3
votes
3answers
251 views

How to secure a vps based website?

If I have a vps hosting with linux, what should I do to be sure it has platform security ? I install a server (let's say tomcat), a database server (mysql) and then I deploy my application. Should I ...
2
votes
5answers
382 views

Mitigating risks of HTTP session hijacking on open WiFi networks with VPS

The new Firefox extension Firesheep highlights the fact that HTTP login sessions can be easily hijacked if the data can be sniffed, which is trivial on an open WiFi network. I would like to set up ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I diagnose the cause of unexpected restarts on a Windows Server 2003 VPS?

At first I always assumed this was the host applying updates or doing some maintenance. But after contacting the company, they assure me I would have received prior notice before any such event. In ...
8
votes
4answers
1k views

VPS Administration for the Absolute Beginner

I have a new site that I want to build, something that I as a programmer wish existed. While there is no way this site would ever reach StackOverflow levels of success, I do hope that it will have a ...
1
vote
2answers
445 views

Do I need to worry about suexec and suphp on my VPS?

I'm about to setup a VPS that will host multiple websites of my companies that only I will have access to. These websites are our own sites and, therefor, it's my own code that will be running on the ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

I just got a linode VPS a week ago and I've been flagged for SSH scanning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server’s been hacked EMERGENCY I got a 32-bit Debian VPS from http://linode.com and I really haven't done any sort of advanced configuration for securing it ( port ...
4
votes
2answers
361 views

Our VPS is being used as a Warez mule [duplicate]

The company I work for runs a series of ecommerce stores on a VPS. It's a WAMP stack, 50gb storage. We use an archaic piece of ecommerce software which operates almost entirely client-side. When an ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

“TCP Sweep” - What is it? How am I causing it?

I've just had an email from my hosting company telling me I'm in violation of their Acceptable Use Policy. They forwarded me an email from another company complaining about something to do with a ...
3
votes
3answers
210 views

Need a helpful/managed VPS to help transition from shared hosting

I am looking for a VPS that can help me transition out of a shared hosting environment. My main OS is Ubuntu, although I am still new to the linux world. I spend most of my day programming PHP ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

PHP safe mode = Off risks on a VPS, Is it affects all websites if “Off”

I' having a trouble with reaching(including) a folder outside the httpdocs folder for a domain hosted in a CentOS server provided with a Plesk control panel. I knew that I will have to disable the ...
2
votes
3answers
326 views

Securing and Monitoring a Virtual Private Server

After nearly a decade (yikes) of hosting my personal websites and applications with a decent shared web hosting provider (the one in pittsburgh) I've decided its time to venture out on my own and try ...
0
votes
3answers
136 views

Provisioning VPS's for customers - security practices

Imagine you deploy Debian-based Xen VMs for customers. How would you hand it over to them with it in the most secure state possible, while keeping the system in a state the customers expect? I don't ...