cPanel server security is essential to ensure the protection of your data. Here’s a list of useful tips to make sure you don’t compromise with your cPanel security.

  1. Secure Password

    The use of secure passwords is something everybody knows today, but still, it is often ignored. Make sure passwords used are more than 8 characters and include letters, numbers, and symbols.

  1. Install a FirewallCSF (ConfigServer Security and Firewall) is a popular firewall application for cPanel servers. CSF is easy to use. CSF configures your server’s firewall to lock down public access to services and only allow certain connections, such as logging in to FTP, checking email, or loading websites. CSF also comes with a service called Login Failure Daemon, or LFD. LFD watches your user activity for excessive login failures which are commonly seen during brute force attacks. If a large number of login failures are seen coming from the same IP address, that IP will immediately be temporarily blocked from all services on your server.

We offer the install of CSF and Maldet (Malware Detection software for a one time fee of $14.95).

  1. cPanel UpdatesBe sure that your cPanel server is set to update to the latest version automatically. This is done in “Update Preferences” under “Server Configuration.” When you use the most recent version of cPanel, you benefit from all of the bug fixes and security enhancements.
  1. Disable Anonymous FTPThe risk in leaving Anonymous FTP open is that a hacker will be able to upload content to gain access to your account. By disabling Anonymous FTP you will reduce the risk that someone can upload something to the server without your knowledge. To be sure that Anonymous FTP is disabled, Log into your WHM and visit “FTP Server Configuration” under “Service Configuration.” Make sure “Allow Anonymous Logins” is set to “NO.”
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