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July, 2010

  • 8 July

    Free SSH Programs for Download

    SSH or Secure Shell is a secure method of accessing your web server for manipulation or file transfer (using SCP or SFTP). Here are a few software applications that you can use to access your server via SSH. 1. OpenSSH OpenSSH is the primary SSH client and server used for …

May, 2010

  • 3 May

    Linux vs. Other Free Unices

    Linux is undoubtedly the most popular Unix-like operating system, and it is increasingly becoming the number-one choice for web servers, virtualization, and cloud computing. But it is not the only Unix-like OS on the map, and there are a few that rival Linux in terms of stability, security, and ease …

March, 2010

  • 10 March

    5 Security tips for virtual private servers

    There are many security factors you should consider when deploying Linux-based virtual private servers (VPS) on systems such as OpenVZ. Some protect your users and some protect your server as a whole. Here are five steps you can take to make sure your server is secure: 1. Disable the root …

December, 2009

  • 11 December

    Keep SSH users in their home directories

    Since 2008, OpenSSH now has a feature that allows Linux system administrators to keep web hosting clients and other users out of system directories like /etc /bin /var, and others. In the past, admins had to rely on other packages, such as rssh. The process is called chroot, which essentially …

  • 8 December

    SSH security tips: Part 1

    SSH is a great tool to have when you need remote access to a server, and it is naturally more secure than other methods, such as Telnet. Nevertheless, you should still take care to make sure your OpenSSH server is as secure as possible. Here are two tips to get …