Getting Started with a VPS

A VPS is a virtual private server with root access on which you can run any OS of your choice at time of purchase and setup. This means that you can run a web server, a mail server, a private proxy or anything  you want on that OS too. You will have a virtual container running in a data center and you can run any applications you want on it for the most part. What … Read more

How to Prevent Brute Force Attacks on Your Server with Fail2Ban

Having your own server means that you will have to protect it against network attacks which can come from bots and/or other infected servers. Fail2Ban is an service than bans IP’s that try to crack your ssh/ftp server passwords by either the brute forcing or dictionary attack techniques. Fail2ban does this by scanning the logs of the configured services and then blocking them off using the linux Firewall.  When configuring an IP address can be … Read more