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Protecting VPS from attacks
« on: March 28, 2016, 11:40:15 AM »
I wanted to know if there are any ways to protect VPS from attacks? What are the best was to safeguard my VPS against attacks?


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Protecting VPS from attacks
« on: March 28, 2016, 11:40:15 AM »

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Re: Protecting VPS from attacks
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 05:39:26 PM »
The best way to protect your VPS is by enabling/installing the firewall.

On a Windows VPS, make sure the default firewall is enabled and un wanted ports are removed. Apart from this a good anti virus is an added advantage.

On a Linux VPS, consider configuring csf OR configuring iptables. With csf firewall, you will be able to open the required ports (incoming as well as outgoing). You can block IP's with syn flood OR time wait states.

Depending on the nature of attack, you can optimize the firewall rules as required.

What platform do you use & was your VPS affected with any such attack ? 
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Re: Protecting VPS from attacks
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 03:10:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing this crucial information, it gave me some good insights on VPS security. Earlier I was using an unmanaged VPS that suffered a DDOS attack. I am planning to sign up for a new VPS; however, I would like to understand some of the security aspects before I make the decision.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 05:11:39 PM by Turkey »