What steps do you take to secure my VPS / Dedicated Server?

All new VPS and Dedicated Servers come fully hardened with our standard security package that offers a very advanced level of security from the default installation cPanel or your operating system can offer. Having your server fully secured from the start will avoid issues down the road with a comprmised root or account level, malware, viruses, and other threats your server will face. Below is the standard set of tools we use to secure our clients servers:

  • Install a software based firewall. For linux, we use CSF and Windows we use AVG
  • Tweak cPanel/Plesk for best security, spam prevention and abusive practices
  • Install LMD (Linux Malware Detect) - A maleware scanner specifically designed for linux environments and proven 48% more effective than any other antivirus for linux
  • Install ClamAV - monitoring/scanning software that currently detects over 60,000 viruses, worms and trojans. Updates hourly so you always are safe from the latest threats
  • Install SPRI (System Priority) - This software changes the priority of different processes in accordance to level of importance, hence increasing server performance
  • RootKit Hunter - scanning tool to ensure your system does not have any backdoors or exploits
  • Install CHKRootKit - a simple program that detects hacker software and notifies you via email if anything in the root directories get changed
  • Change SSH port to a custom one to ensure port scanning on the normal SSH port is now inaccessible
  • Close all ports on your system that are not needed
  • Install CPHulk - Software that will block someone if they attempt to login to your server incorrectly more than the set limit
  • Disable root access upon request
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