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Security VPS Server Help!

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by KinderOvO, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. KinderOvO

    KinderOvO Member

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    Staff would suggest, good security tutorials to be applied in the vps ? because I would love to feel safe .
    It could also list the main rules to be taken in security, to have a secure server .
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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    Basic of Centminmod: CSF does secure your server already.
     
  3. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah 80-90% would be ensuring CSF Firewall and it's LFD service are running and working. But there's plenty of Google results to search for and read up on. There's a sliding scale of security and harden steps to take from extreme to basic (i.e. selinux and password policy tightening to force password changes every XX days and be of certain character lengths and mix of number, letters and symbols). But a tool or software or security action is only as good as the person using it. So if you don't know what you're doing you could make it worse or end up opening up holes into your system.

    Centmin Mod is provided as is so, anything beyond Centmin Mod defaults would be up to end user to figure out. Of course forum members and Centmin Mod users here are free to share their tips and experiences etc.

    CSF Firewall official page for Centmin Mod and provided links on that page are worth time reading and getting your head around them though. CSF Firewall is the first line of defense and a must have on any server/vps server :)

    Other tools available are Maldet + Clamav (step 12 in Getting Started Guide) and ensuring some form of yum-cron auto update is setup.
     
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