OSSEC Protection image

 

OSSEC is a popular host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS). One of the factors driving OSSEC’s popularity is that it is an open-source project, meaning that it’s available at no cost. Able to run on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX, OSSEC is a HIDS that nearly everyone can… Read More

What is DDoS?

 

We’ve all been there – that moment when your server’s traffic figures begin to spike. The steady rise in volume for what can feel like days with no sign of slowing down. Phone calls start coming in – customers having problems with your website. The server’s load time steadily… Read More

Change Timezone in CentOS image

 

If you use CentOS VPS, displaying the correct time zone can be an issue. If you type “date” into the SSH terminal, the date and time displayed are likely incorrect. Remember, CentOS uses the file /etc./localtime to decide the appropriate time zone to display without ever… Read More

apache-server image

When using an Apache web server, a user must understand what modules he or she is running. These modules account for the vast majority of an Apache server’s functionality, so even the smallest issues or module failures can create a serious detriment to the server’s ability to perform.

 

Understanding Static and Shared Modules

Static modules are already built into the Apache… Read More

LAMP stack development image

One of the most popular uses for a VPS is to host websites. In order to begin doing this, a few things have to be installed and configured. This is where the LAMP stack can be useful.

The common development term LAMP stands for Linux (operating system), Apache (server), MySQL… Read More

What Can You Do with VPS image

 

A Virtual Private Server, commonly called a “VPS,” is a virtual server. The way it works is simple. A dedicated server is split into many “containers” and each “container” is a separate “private server.” Each of these “containers” can function just like a dedicated server. Multitudes of operating… Read More

How to Install iftop Server Monitor image

If you’ve ever wanted a command line tool to view updated network information then we would suggest you check out the wonderful iftop server monitor. iftop is an excellent tool if you need to view connections to and from your… Read More

How to install NCurses on CentOS 6

 

We’ve all, at some point, needed to check our disk usage. If it was on your desktop PC or laptop running OS X or Windows then it’s fairly simple to do. However when all you’ve got to hand… Read More

Disable Recursive Lookups in BIND image

 

When setting up a new VPS, it is sometimes possible to overlook the little details.  A lot of times, unless you are using a particular service it may get ignored.  BIND is one of those services.  Unfortunately, if left… Read More