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Locking Down Access to Your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

There are a number of ways you can restrict access to your VPS. Passwords (specifically, good passwords) is the most basic method. Restricting access to ssh keys only is better. You can use Google Authenticator to require a short-lived number as a second factor of authentication. You could also setup a VPN so that only […]

Protect Your VPS With an Electronic Pitbull: Active Firewalls

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 1, 2020 @ 9:53 am, by raindog308

A firewall is a security tool that blocks network traffic, with many different configuration options.  For example, you could configure your firewall to block all traffic except attempts to connect to port 80 and 443 (for a web server) as well as your ssh port.  This is an example of the best practice of “blocking […]

LEMP Stack Installation on Ubuntu 16.04

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: July 18, 2019 @ 12:09 pm, by Dusko Savic

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the LEMP stack on your VPS/LowEndBox. LEMP stands for Linux Nginx MySQL PHP, and is a lightweight variation of the LAMP stack, which includes Apache instead of Nginx. You’ll notice that it’s not written as LNMP, and that’s due to the pronunciation of the word […]

LEMP Stack Installation on Debian 9

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: July 13, 2019 @ 12:56 pm, by Dusko Savic

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the LEMP stack on your VPS/LowEndBox, running Debian 9. LEMP stands for Linux Nginx MySQL PHP, and is a lightweight variation of the LAMP stack, which includes Apache instead of Nginx. You’ll notice that it’s not written as LNMP, and that’s due to the pronunciation […]