Security Advisor Suggestions Questions


Aug 26, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Need help ASAP.

I am getting warnings in Security Advisor as below

Apache vhosts are not segmented or chroot()ed.Enable “Jail Apache” in the “Tweak Settings” area, and change users to jailshell in the “Manage Shell Access” area. Consider a more robust solution by using “CageFS on CloudLinux”

No symlink protection detectedYou do not appear to have any symlink protection enabled on this server. You can protect against this in multiple ways. Please review the followingdocumentation to find a solution that is suited to your needs.

No brute force protection detectedEnable cPHulk Brute Force Protection in the “cPHulk Brute Force Protection” area.
If I enable cPHulk and whenever I am using FTP or cPanel/WHM, my IP gets blocked and I am using dynamic IP address. How to solve this.

SSH password authentication is enabled.Disable SSH password authentication in the “SSH Password Authorization Tweak” area
If I disable SSH password authentication, will I be able to login to my root SSH? However I have changed SSH port from 22 to other port, so can I ignore this warning?

SSH direct root logins are permitted.Manually edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change PermitRootLogin to “no”, then restart SSH in the “Restart SSH” area
When I disabled root login and added a separate user & password, I didn't get access to enter into SSH through root or created username, can you please say the walk-through how to do this?

EasyApache3 has updates available.EasyApache3 needs to be run periodically to update Apache, PHP and other public server functionality to the latest versions. Updates to EasyApache3 often fix security vulnernabilities in this software.
Please specify steps to enable "EasyApache3 needs to be run periodically" automatically.
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Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

1. You could install another brute force prevention tool such as CSF if whitelisting your IP address with cPHulk is not an option:

2. The following thread will help you secure SSH and answer your questions about the SSH configuration values:

How to secure SSH

3. The following document explains what EasyApache is and how to use it:

Introduction to EasyApache

Thank you.