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Next step after install cPanel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by toure79, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. toure79

    toure79 Registered

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    HI ,

    I am new to cpanel, can someone explain , the next step after installing the Cpanel.Thank you
     
  2. Rhuan

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    Hi :)

    This is a basic steps to configure your server:
    Check Server Time: date
    Update to latest kernel
    Install a Firewall: I recommend CSF
    Tweak Settings (Configuration Guide) -> Tweak Settings
    Enable Apache mod_userdir protection
    Disable Compiler Access

    And a lot of things...

    Ps: CSF has one scan to help you with some configs :)
    CSF installation: http://www.configserver.com/free/csf/install.txt
     
  3. 24x7server

    24x7server Well-Known Member

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    You can also have a look on below checklist for security and optimization of your server :

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    Security Software Installations

    Complete Server Setup, and NS configuration.
    CSF firewall installation.
    Installing Mod-Security with Advanced Rules
    Installing Clamav Anti Virus (Integrating Exim)
    Installing Maldet ( Malicious Code Removal Software )

    System Optimization and Hardening

    Lockdown & Hardening the Root Password
    Secure SSHD Port
    sysctl.conf Hardening
    host.conf Hardening
    Network Security with hosts.allow & hosts.deny
    nsswitch.conf Hardening
    Enable DDOS Protection
    Root Login Email Notifications
    Noexec, Nosuid Temporary Directories (noexec Directories such as /tmp, /var/tmp, /dev/shm)
    Security Updates as released by OS and/or Control Panel

    Securing Services

    Disable Unwanted Services
    Securing DNS
    Securing MySQL
    Enable PHP Open_Basedir Protection
    Enable mod_userdir Protection
    Securing Console Access
    PHP5 Hardening
    Configuring Anti-Spam Features to Reduce Spam ( Enable RBL ACLs, SPF Protection, & Spam Assassin Configurations )
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  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    There are no specific steps you must complete after installation. The security advice is useful, but your access level here lists you as a reseller. Thus, you may not have root access to complete those steps. In that case, you are free to start creating accounts and managing your websites.

    Thank you.
     
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