Hello, I'm working on tightening the security settings on my vps and have enabled my firewall in the VZPP as the first step. I will post all the steps I am going to take to optimise my account, as I go through them, so that this becomes a resource for other members of the community. Some questions... 1)I enabled the firewall that's built into virtuozzo. Is APF (advanced policy firewall : http://rfxnetworks.com/apf.php ) necessary after enabling the VZ firewall through the VZPP? 2) I read about mod_security (http://www.modsecurity.org) . Will you be able to install this for me with the basic settings? 3) I would like to limit connections to mysql from only 127.0.0.0 . Is this advisable? I don't intend on connecting to mysql dbs from external sources...only from accounts on the vps.