Active Member
Jun 9, 2007
Hi, i just had a VPS installed with cpanel and centOS 4.

Is there a thread or a knowledge base where i can go to and read up on some initial setup stuff. Like how to create a rDNS? what is SuExec? what is Exim? Whether to use mySQL 4.1 or 5?
I have 5 ips given to me, i have one main site, and like 10 client sites that could all use the same IP, so how should i configure the arrangement of the IPS. which ips should be the nameservers and the dns?

My WHM has detected 41 possible trojans, i have read that the WHM detector is crap and to use rkhunter and chkrootkit, but how do you exactly use those? do i have to install the apps on my machine or are they prebuilt with it? and if they are what command do i use?

Can someone atleast tell me a few quick things to do that is a given and should be done when purchasing or building a new machine. A few tweaks, or a few quick patches for security and such. It would help a lot

Thanks in advance. Im even willing to pay a little bit through paypal if someone is nice enough to pimp out my box a little bit. Thanks


Well-Known Member
Oct 4, 2006
There really quite a bit to do here for a new VPS and the settings are a little different than a server.

Other than the normal stuff, you might want to tweak it a little and a good place to start would be

If you dont understand anything from, then you had better engage someone to config and tune your VPS for you.


Well-Known Member
Apr 21, 2007
Server is fully managed by host. Have recommended that poster contacts them to get them to tweak server and fix MX+DNS issues + install add-on firewall and secure server to specs.