Monthly Archives: June 2007

10 Tips for making your cPanel and WHM servers more secure

Please note that these tips are suggestions only and cPanel takes no responsibility for modifications to individual servers, or the security practices of individual servers. Server security is a collection of compromises, as any server that allows connections could be insecure. These tips are to be followed at your own …

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Getting the most out of your system's firewall.

Overview There are many different firewalls that are installed by default on Linux systems (ipfw, apf, iptables). This article is designed to help you get the most out of your system firewall software when using cPanel and WHM. cPanel and WHM install and manage a number of different services on …

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Using Public Key Authentication for SSH and transfers

Overview It is very important to control who has access to your server. A great tool for locking down access to your server is requiring the use of public key authentication for SSH access. Public key authentication uses a set of two keys, a private key, and a public key …

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cPHulk makes brute force attacks melt like butter

Overview We’ve all been faced with the problem of weak passwords. As much as you inform users about password security, they want to use something they can easily remember. So, we end up with passwords like ‘ilovejohn’ and ‘toyota90210′. Even with the new password strength meters in cPanel, it is …

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Host Access Control keeps unwanted guests out

Overview The best principle of security is to not offer something to be broken into. That’s also the theory behind Host Access Control. Here, you can tune access permissions to the services on your server. New for cPanel 11, Host Access Control allows you to specify what IPs you’d like …

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