Linux & cPanel Security News (Updated August 2017)

As a committed Linux shop, VPSCheap technicians are always up-to-date on the latest vulnerabilities, as well as other security-related news, coming from the Linux world. Furthermore, as official cPanel partners, we’re always keeping a close eye on new updates and security releases. We’ve published, and continue to publish, security news of key relevance for both …

How to set up a monitoring server using Monit on CentOS 7

This tutorial is part of our ongoing series on CentOS 7 help and tutorials. Monit is an open source monitoring tool. It has various monitoring functions of great value for ensuring your server stays online and at top performance. All Monit processes can be monitored in your web browser. Another neat feature is that whenever …

Security notice for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is affected by a newly-discovered vulnerability in linux-lts-trusty. The kernel is not currently limiting the RLIMIT_STACK size, which would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in some cases. Also, SELinux was discovered not to handle empty writes to /proc/pid/attr in the proper way. This would also allow local attackers to execute code. Both vulnerabilities are …

cPanel 66 released

The latest version of cPanel is out, and as usual we bring you the highlights and things to keep in mind. Application manager launched This new feature allows you to deploy and manage Ruby applications in your account File manager UI changed (again) This time, it does seem that the update was for the better …

Fedora 26 has been released

Fedora 26 was made available a few days ago. Here are some of the highlights and things to keep in mind: Development tools have been updated to reflect latest versions, aka GCC 7, Golang 1.8, and Python 3.6 A new partitioning tool has been added to Anaconda (the installer) DNF, the package manager, comes updated with …

EasyApache 12 July 2017 release notes

An EasyApache4 update has been released with the following PHP versions:  5.6.31, 7.0.21, and 7.1.7. PHP users of the following versions are affected by the update: All versions of PHP 5.6 through 5.6.30 All versions of PHP 7.0 through 7.0.20 All versions of PHP 7.1 through 7.1.6 If you’re a cPanel user and you don’t have …

Notes on Debian 9

A couple of weeks ago Debian 9 was officially released. For the time-pressed Linux geeks among us, here are some of the highlights of this new release. It remains ‘freer’ than Ubuntu, as it is still not shipping with any proprietary software The Mozilla Foundation and Debian have settled their dispute, meaning that Firefox and …

How to load balance sites with HAProxy when using SSL

HAProxy is a freely distributed, open source load balancer. It load balances TCP service. It is free, reliable and fast, offering high-availability, load-balancing and proxy-ing for TCP & HTTP applications. It’s an excellent choice for high traffic or bandwidth-consuming web sites. For the last few years it has been a standard load balancer, bundled with many Linux distributions, …