How to secure MySQL connections with SSL on Ubuntu

By | 2019-10-20T22:00:34+00:00 October 20th, 2019|

MySQL does not require any introduction. It is one of the most popular database management systems available right now. It is open source and many popular websites use MySQL. Do you know that Wikipedia also uses MySQL as a database management system? MySQL is popular because the functions and features it is providing to the [...]

How to set up Apache htpasswd Authentication in Ubuntu

By | 2019-09-05T01:23:17+00:00 September 5th, 2019|

Every application on the internet has some parts in it that an anonymous user should not access. For example, a directory containing confidential documents like PDFs, Docs and sheets. But, there is a way to protect these directories at server level with Apache htpasswd. So, What is htpasswd? It is an Apache utility that allows [...]

A Practical Guide on Securing SSH on Ubuntu

By | 2019-08-22T10:16:46+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|

If you manage servers, you have to make sure that your servers are secure enough. The single point of failure in the Ubuntu or Linux systems is SSH. If the SSH service is not secure enough, the risk of getting hacked will increase exponentially. In this practical guide on securing SSH on Ubuntu, I will [...]

How to configure UFW Firewall on Ubuntu 16.04

By | 2019-08-26T11:17:59+00:00 July 16th, 2019|

To avoid unauthorized access on our server, we have to protect our server! Usually, we have to configure the firewall on the server to avoid unauthorized access on any port. And it is very easy using ufw firewall in Ubuntu 16.04 system. In this guide, I will show you how to use UFW to protect [...]

Block Domains Having Dynamic IPs Using CSF

By | 2019-08-22T12:33:38+00:00 June 10th, 2019|

CSF is a security tool that can protect the server from various attacks such as brute force and also improve server security. Sometimes there will be some domains i.e., mostly for email hosts which have dynamic IPs so that we cannot block a particular IP to block the domain on our server. In order to [...]

How to disable mod_security and why it is not recommended?

By | 2019-09-23T15:56:18+00:00 December 26th, 2018|

ModSecurity is an open-source web-based firewall application (or WAF). WAF is an application firewall used for HTTP applications. ModSecurity is supported by different web servers like Apache, Nginx and IIS. With over 70% of all attacks now carried out over the web application level and organizations need every help they can get in making their [...]

Modify IP Block Checking Time Interval in CSF

By | 2019-08-26T07:35:21+00:00 December 6th, 2018|

  When you were not able to log into cPanel for the first time, please do not try to do it as many times as possible. It will lead to IP block if you are trying to login with the wrong login details continuously say 20 times in 5 minutes’ time. To avoid this, you [...]

Various Reasons for IP Address Block in CSF

By | 2019-08-24T11:13:16+00:00 December 6th, 2018|

  By any chance, if you get access denied when accessing cPanel account, do not try to login multiple time at that situation! If you are using wrong login credentials to access the cPanel and you have already tried 10 or 20 times in 5 minutes, then by that time your public IP will be [...]

How to Block the Traffic from a Particular Country in ISP Manager?

By | 2019-08-21T19:13:20+00:00 November 19th, 2018|

Firewall in ISP Manager is a software system that is configured on the server to deny/allow services based on a specified rule. The rule defines which services will be allowed through the firewall and which one should be avoided. The firewall module is used to handle the network connections and also create Firewall rules to accept [...]

How to Whitelist or Blacklist IP in cPHulk?

By | 2019-08-26T12:26:12+00:00 November 5th, 2018|

How to Whitelist or Blacklist IP in cPHulk? The cPHulk is a service which provides protection for your server against brute force attacks. The cPHulk monitors web servers and following services. port 2083 cPanel service port 2087 WHM service dovecot and exim mail services. PureFTPd service SSH (Secure Shell) You can manage cPHulk brute force [...]

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