cPanel VPS Configuration

Hello

I have just purchased a cPanel VPS from Host Dime. I am going to be installing cPanel shortly. After cPanel is installed can somebody list the security modules etc I need to install on the VPS and basically everything I need to do before it is fit for hosting clients?

Thanks!

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24x7servermanagement answered 4 years ago
24x7servermanagement answered 4 years ago

1.First of all, install the firewall. Here are the steps for you -

Install CSF Firewall

cd /usr/src
rm -fv csf.tgz
wget https://download.configserver.com/csf.tgz
tar -xzf csf.tgz
cd csf
sh install.sh

Edit /etc/csf/csf.conf and make the following changes (both settings are near the top of the file):

TESTING = "0"
RESTRICT_SYSLOG = "2"
Save

Now go to WHM > Security Center > SMTP Restrictions > Disable and then run: csf -r

ModSecurity Vendors

2. Install OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (the default one available on that page)

Once installed, press edit on it.
Turn off:
rules/REQUEST-12-DOS-PROTECTION.conf
rules/REQUEST-13-SCANNER-DETECTION.conf
rules/REQUEST-20-PROTOCOL-ENFORCEMENT.conf
rules/REQUEST-30-APPLICATION-ATTACK-LFI.conf
rules/REQUEST-42-APPLICATION-ATTACK-SQLI.conf
rules/REQUEST-43-APPLICATION-ATTACK-SESSION-FIXATION.conf

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3. Password Strength Configuration
Set Default to 70
Save

4. Shell Fork Bomb Protection
Enable Protection

Mwaraitch answered 10 years ago
Mwaraitch answered 10 years ago

1) Installation of Firewall (CSF)
2) Securing /tmp Partition
3) Securing and optimizing Mysql
4) Scanning VPS Hosting with RKhunter
5) Installation of Mod_Security
6) Disable PHP functions
7) Disable direct root login

Mesas answered 10 years ago
Mesas answered 10 years ago

Host dime/ Vpslatch vps's aren't any good for hosting unfortunately due to their process limits every service/operation web page served spawns a new process.

their only good for testing/development purposes

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