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Discussion in 'Security' started by charliekapper, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. charliekapper

    charliekapper Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm about to offer shared web hosting to my current client base and would like some advice on cpanel security.
    I would like the same protection large hosting companies use for shared hosting.

    Current packages:
    small - 10MB, 1 mysql, 5 ftp, 10 email, ultd b/w, 10 subdomains, 10 addon domains.
    medium - 1GB, 5 mysql, 10 ftp, 20 email, ultd b/w, 20 subdomains, 20 addon domains.
    large - 10GB, 30 mysql, 30 ftp, 30 email, ultd b/w, 30 subdomains, 30 addon domains.

    Would I also need to have a separate mysql server?
    What exploits are there?

    Cheers guys!
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello :)

    Is there a specific security concern you have, or are you just looking for information on securing your server in general? Most users will install a third-party firewall to start, such as CSF:

    ConfigServer - CSF

    cPanel version 11.40 introduces a security advisor option (WHM Home >> Security Center >> Security Advisor) that will help point out changes you can make to ensure your server is more secure.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. charliekapper

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    Hello,

    Well places like Godaddy etc have strict security policy's in place such as secure php config, php.ini, secure apache settings etc for their shared hosting. I'm just looking to mirror this on my server. I'm also looking for any host-node security advice such as kernel security etc.

    I'll install the csf now as that looks very helpful.

    I didn't notice the security advisor, i'll check this out also.

    Thanks very much, still looking for more advice.
     
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