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    Permission problem in WP

    How to set it up properrly? Hi Dan: Could you clarify? I am under the impression that if you are the sole user of your VPS that world permissions are not accessible from anyone over the internet, just anyone logged into your server. Correct? Also, how would you advise setting up apache so it...
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    Network Unreachable

    Hi everyone! I keep finding these entries in my /var/log/messages logfiles: Jun 21 00:20:13 host named[13353]: network unreachable resolving 'ns1.hansenet.de/A/IN': 2001:678:2::53#53 Can anyone tell me if this is a real problem or if its something I should just ignore? Is it something...
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    Permission problem in WP

    Permission Problem Hi: Had this problem before, it happened to me on both wordpress and joomla. Basically your files (when installed with cpanel) are set to a certain permission, and cpanel sets the owner and group owner to your user account. Then when php executes with apache (which is the...
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    What's this site doing in var/log/messages ?

    Solution...kinda I haven't been able to figure out how to stop the messages yet, but after doing alot of research online, I did find: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=872302 Talking about the same issue. It's suggested on that forum to edit the /etc/named.conf file under the...
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    What's this site doing in var/log/messages ?

    Thanks Do you know if there is anyway to stop this nameserver problem? I was hoping it would just go away on its own once enough people had resolved to another nameserver... But it continues to fill my log files. Thanks for your time on this. Mike
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    What's this site doing in var/log/messages ?

    So I have a site that seems to continually get denied from my server...I think. I'm not really sure how to interpret the messages in var/log/messages. Here is a typical line: Apr 13 00:17:19 host named[13353]: client 74.125.44.94#56221: query (cache) 'www.socecoturismo.com/AAAA/IN' denied...
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    Creating accounts/domains

    Fixed Hi Dan sorry for not getting back sooner, knownhost figured it out. Earlier that day I had set my UDP_IN ports to "" and I should have left port 53 open to the public. It turns out, even if you have white listed your IP in csf Firewall, you still can't access UDP or something... I really...
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    Creating accounts/domains

    uh oh... Hi Dan: I continue to be the resident problem person on these forums... I read this article about a half hour too late. I tried changing my dns settings on godaddy for a domain. I changed the IP for that domain first, then I changed the name servers for the domain as well...
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    HOW TO: Secure and Optimize Your VPS

    @Dan Thanks for the advice. I should have mentioned that. Eventually, I will wake up one morning and be locked out of all admin access. However, I am willing to deal with this for the added level of security. I am planning on just making the drive to my other white listed IP and adding my new...
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    HOW TO: Secure and Optimize Your VPS

    A little further along To answer my own question: I was looking for a way to close down ports so I'm not as vulnerable. My original thinking was that a port had to be open for me to access it. This is untrue as it turns out: If you are managing a server by yourself, not reselling AND using...
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    Knownhost and CPanel logins and ports

    how to block certain ports Ok, so I won't be using email on my servers other than just sending alerts from the server to me. So can I go ahead and block all mail ports incoming? would I just remove them from the /etc/csf/csf.conf file in the section: # Allow incoming TCP ports TCP_IN =...
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    HOW TO: Secure and Optimize Your VPS

    What if we don't know I read the tutorial and followed the instructions, they worked wonderfully! However, I am very paranoid. I have absolutely no experience with hosting. It says in the "pre-purchase" forums that knownhost will do an "initial security hardening." I spoke with Knownhost...
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    Backup script for Amazon S3 using cPanel backups, encryption, and logging

    It's Alive! Thanks so much for your help Dan! It's working! However I was scrolling through the log and I did notice that I have two errors I am guessing I just need to find the correct paths to these files? Is there more than one "htdocs" on a linux platform (yes, I'm that new to this..)...
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    Backup script for Amazon S3 using cPanel backups, encryption, and logging

    crontab question Hi dan: I am VERY new at this and I was wondering, I have set up the cron just like you said but, when I downloaded the .zip package it came with a file called s3backup, is this the file I should run in the cron? so would my code look like: MAILTO="" 0 2 * * *...
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    Restore server after devastating attack?

    CSF for a firewall @Dan - Thanks, I read the post about APF, it was very informative. I will use csf, and post when I get a reply from support on disabling or atleast ignoring the power panel firewall. Thanks for the information on /etc/csf/csf.conf, I will add some ports to the list of...
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    Restore server after devastating attack?

    Power Panel Firewall @Zamirathe - any idea how to stop using the power panel firewall once selected? Yesterday, I selected normal mode, I have not been able to deselect all the settings since. Is there a way to "not use" the powerpanel firewall once you have set it up? EDIT: Thanks for the...
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    Restore server after devastating attack?

    UPDATE: I found out how to disable php functions like the ones discussed above (I'm pretty sure). Under your php.ini file in home/local/lib/php.ini, you can edit this line to be: disable_functions = dl,system,exec,passthru,shell_exec However, if you happen to use some of these functions for...
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    Restore server after devastating attack?

    @zamirathe - Thanks for the advice about php, I will definetely be googling that one! I have read the article on preventing brute force attacks, it was very helpful...additionally, there is a great post (wont let me post links yet) about securing your server, if you search for the title "HOW...
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    Restore server after devastating attack?

    Hi everyone, I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place or if this has already been covered... Could someone please explain what I would need to do in the event of a security breach or DOS attack? Due to budget restrictions I am the only person left "in house" to manage our website :eek:. We...
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