Knownhost's VPS Security?

#1
hi

what types of security measures has knownhost taken to protect the clients?

great if answers to the following can be provided

1) is the /tmp secured?
2) is mounted noexec outside the vz filesystem allowed?
3) is there a firewall installed?
4) is Rkhunter installed?
5) is Mod_Security installed?
6) is non-root access to unsafe binaries disabled?

att
 

KH-Paul

CTO
Staff member
#2
Att,

#1 and #2 are not provided at this time;
#3 - yes, iptables with all available modules is active. Firewall rules can be managed either manually or with some tools like APF;
#4 - depends on control panel. Install by default on Plesk VPSs;
#5 - #6 not done by default, can be done either manually or through the web interface depending on control panel. I.e. both things can be done in just a couple clicks if you have cPanel/WHM VPS.

Regards,
Paul
 
#3
#4 - depends on control panel. Install by default on Plesk VPSs;
#5 - #6 not done by default, can be done either manually or through the web interface depending on control panel. I.e. both things can be done in just a couple clicks if you have cPanel/WHM VPS.
Both my VPS' are cPanel/WHM - should I be doing what is suggested in points 4, 5 and 6 ?

Also, can you provide a short summary on each, what they do and how to install them.

Thanks
 

KH-Paul

CTO
Staff member
#4
This, in general, depends on your own preferences. All these things are optional and the only position that might be more or less useful is mod_security but this will add some load to your system and every single http request will be parsed by mod_security to attempt to match it against the blocking rules.

Regards,
Paul
 
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