If you have recently started to manage your own VPS server, then you may well be using cPanel as the user interface to control it. cPanel has been around since the late 1990s and is now recognized across the hosting sector as one of the most effective and useable control panels out there. As with anything online, ensuring the security of your VPS through the use of cPanel is key.
If you need a few tips to use cPanel in a way that will give extra security to your VPS, read on.
1. Make sure to enable cPHulk
When it comes to online security, malicious attacks are the main threat to any kind of server. Luckily, the very nature of VPS servers helps to reduce this risk greatly. For further cyber-security, it is also advised to enable the cPHulk protection feature in cPanel. This feature will prevent common brute force hacking attempts by blocking any repeated access attempts from an IP address.
2. Set-up your CSF
Within cPanel there is a very powerful firewall called ConfigServer Firewall (CSF). This not only puts a very effective screen around your VPS but also will regularly scan it for any potential issues. It will also give recommendations based on what it finds in terms of how you can improve your security measures even more. Installation is straight-forward and it can be managed from cPanel directly when done.
3. Install ClamAV Anti-Virus software
One of the advantages of using the Linux-based cPanel interface is that it is inherently pretty secure. Even though this is the case, it is always wise to install this anti-virus program too. It will just give an added layer of security to your VPS and allow you to pick up on any harmful viruses or files that may otherwise slip through the net.
The above is really just scratching the surface of what can be done with cPanel in terms of security for VPS servers. It really is a very flexible interface that gives a superb level of control over your online cyber-security needs. By following the above tips, you will already be well on the way to keeping your server and website fully protected.
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