How to set up an alternative SSH user

In our previous posts we’ve explored some of the many ways of hardening the security of our server. One of the methods we explored was using SSH keys for root login, and disabling password authentication for root. In case we want to disable root login completely, we have to create a new user with root-level …

cPanel 62 now EOL

cPanel has announced that the 62 release has now reached End Of Life (EOL). cPanel instances running on 62 will continue to function, but won’t receive any more security updates or bug patches. It is therefore imperative that if you’re running 62 you upgrade as soon as possible. If you’d like to upgrade to the …

The importance of SSH keys and how to create them

Security of your server – and hence your data – should be one of the most important things to manage, no matter what you use the server for. Having your server compromised can be an issue ranging from a minor annoyance and temporary drop of service – for example if your site gets defaced, as …

cPanel 72 release highlights

cPanel 72 has been announced, and it comes with a plethora of cool and interesting features. Starting with security, which is always a priority area, cPanel 72 introduces the ability to enable strict SSL checks, to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. It also comes with enhanced spam filtering, allowing you to enable filtering at an individual account …

CentOS 7 Help and Tutorials (updated June 2018)

Especially with the recent retiring of CentOS 5 on March 31, 2017, use of version 7 is on the rise. For new systems being installed now, it makes much more sense to go straight to CentOS 7 unless there is a specific compatibility issue. CentOS 6 will have maintenance updates through 2020. The minimum recommended …

cPanel 70 release notes

cPanel 70 hit the release phase a few days ago. As with any other cPanel major release, it comes with a bunch of changes and improvements. We’ll be discussing the most important ones in this post. First of all, MySQL 5.7 is now the default database engine. This is major. MySQL 5.7 has been around …

RHEL 7.5 released – hints for future CentOS releases

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 has been released. Also known as “commercial CentOS”, looking at RHEL releases is a good strategy for analyzing what might come next for CentOS, the open source distro we all love 😉 Overall, RHEL is making a big push for cloud in this release. It also comes with stronger integrations …