Add Protection and Security to Your Dedicated Server
Using a secure and dedicated server hosting service offers users a great deal security and protection upfront. Yet, if you are looking to add more security to your already secured dedicated server hosting service from JaguarPC, there are some additional steps you can take. Below are a few tasks that you can perform to reduce your server’s risk of an attack.
Tip 1: Change the SSH (Secure Shell) Listen Port
Within your server, change your port to a number other than 22. Since 22 is the default SSH Listening Port, it would be wise to change this number to something different or obscure. By completing this fairly simple task, you will prevent automated brute-force attacks from trying to guess the usernames and passwords within your secure and dedicated server.
Tip 2: Use Only TLS (Transport Layer Security)
Another way to give your server more protection and security from potential hackers is to only use TLS protected interfaces for your server administration. Transport Layer Security is a protocol that will ensure privacy between the communication of your server and your computer. Your privacy is maintained through TLS because this protocol encrypts the data that you send between your secure and dedicated server and your computer. This handy protocol prevents hackers from gaining access to your login information, which they would then use to attack you.
Tip 3: Keep Your Software Updated
This may seem like a no brainer, but if your website is going to stay secure, you need to perform software updates when they become available. Just remember that it is much easier for a hacker to gain access to your server when your software is outdated. This is because when your software is outdated, it is much easier for hackers to find and exploit entry points in your software. So keep this in mind the next time you are about to decline a software update. Consider subscribing to JaguarPC’s RSS feed to learn about the latest bug fixes and other tweaks we are making to ensure your server stays secure.
Tip 4: Your Username and Password
Another more obvious tip, but having a password that is difficult to crack is probably the most essential aspect of your site’s actual security. However, if you are like most people, you probably created a password that is very easy to remember. For instance, it might be the name of your relative, friend, pet, or an important date. If no one has ever told you before, having a very common and guessable password is a big no-no. Hackers have special tools to perform a cryptanalytic attack on your dedicated and server to retrieve your password. This type of an attack will continue to try possible words until the right one is located. Thus, do yourself a favor and make your login password strong. Have it include different cases of letters, symbols, and numbers in a random assortment. Finally, remember to keep this password safe and change it regularly.