Must install apps for security!

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by webwizzy, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. webwizzy

    webwizzy New Member


    For a vBulletin site, I wanted to know what all softwares/programs must be installed on a server to ensure maximum security.

    For example: Suhosin, mod_security etc, are these really required? Anything else which is highly recommended?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'd use suhosin and fail2ban.
  3. webwizzy

    webwizzy New Member

    1. Installed suhosin and fail2ban.

    2. Disabled login for root, and made "username" the only user who can switch to root.

    3. Configured SSH server to login with Keys Authentication

    anything else you suggest? Are the above steps a good practise?

    Thank you
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Looks good! :)
  5. webwizzy

    webwizzy New Member

    Glad to hear this. :)

    Thanks a lot.

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