cPanel Server Hardening

Performing some basic cPanel server hardening steps is essential in protecting your server and its hosted content from unwanted access.  Whilst the steps below are no guarantee that your server will not be accessed by intruders or used for rogue activities, these are some of the good practices you can follow to help minimise the ...

htaccess File Examples

The .htaccess file is an integral part of the Linux web hosting environment and is used for a whole range of functions from creating SEO urls for your site, to redirecting people to moved pages and blocking/allowing specific ip addresses. Below are some examples of basic commands that can be added to your .htaccess file ...

Install GotRoot ModSecurity Rules On A cPanel Server

Install GotRoot ModSecurity Rules On A cPanel Server
ModSecurity is a web application firewall that provides script request filtering to prevent poor or malicious coding from being executed or exploited on a Linux server. This module is easily installed when running a cPanel server by using the EasyApache application and is highly recommended to enhance your server’s security. Install GotRoot ModSecurity rules on a ...

Disable Use Of Custom PHP.INI files On cPanel Server

When compiling Apache using cPanel’s EasyApache application, you have the option of installing ‘Mod suPHP’, which is just one of many options that make your php installation more secure when hosting multiple sites on the same server; e.g. shared hosting server. When you have Mod suPHP installed, you can configure your server to force the ...