How to Run More Than One Bash Command at Once

One of the things that makes Linux servers so powerful is Bash and shell systems similar to it. You can use it to run complex scripts, execute multiple commands, and automate processes. If you ever want to execute multiple commands with bash, there are a couple of easy ways to make it happen.
One method is […]

Common PHP Security Risks

PHP is a server-side scripting language that is among the most popular choices for web applications. Web administrators love it, and some of the world’s top websites rely on it. Because it uses server-side scripting, however, there are inherent risks involved with using it. By knowing those risks and how to deal with them, you […]

3 Lessons I Learned About Security

In my years as a system administrator, I learned that security is much more complex than most people realize. You cannot get away with doing just one thing. One security measure will not save your dedicated server or VPS. Your security must be comprehensive and constantly adapting to defend against intruders. The following are three […]

How to Change the Timing of Cron.daily

Cron is a Linux daemon that runs specified programs at precise times throughout the day, week, month, or even year. You can setup a cron job to automate any tasks on your server. Cron.daily is a directory on some Linux servers that runs all scripts or links to scripts within it at the same time […]

WHM Scripts for Easy Server Setup

Web-based control panels like cPanel/WHM are great for simplifying tasks that would normally require you to login to your server via SSH and run programs from the command line.  For batch tasks, however, the command line is often a better choice.  Fortunately, there are numerous WHM command line scripts that you can execute from within […]

How to Install Webmin on Your Linux Server

Webmin is a web-based control panel for Linux/Unix system administration.  If you have ever wondered if there was an easier way to manage many of the routine tasks you perform from the command line on your dedicated server, Webmin may be just the tool you need.
You can download the Webmin from the project’s website […]

4 Things You Can Do When Your Server Is Running Perfectly

Your mother probably once told you, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  For many things, that is true, but if you think your dedicated server will always be running as smoothly as it might be right now, you are fooling yourself.  When everything is going well, that is the time to take care of […]

How to Tighten Security in the /tmp Directory

One area on a Linux dedicated server that is particularly vulnerable to attacks is the /tmp directory. It is designed to hold temporary files used by applications, but attackers may use an unprotected /tmp directory to launch scripts or bots. What follows are a few measures you can take to ensure your /tmp […]

OpenVAS Vulnerability Scanner

Even a seasoned system administrator cannot locate every single vulnerability on a dedicated server. From the misconfiguration of services to outdated versions of user-installed scripts, the list of possible vulnerabilities can grow quite long. You could easily spend several hours each day, reading security news reports, scouring logs, testing web applications, and monitoring […]

Server Script Security

Allowing users to run scripts on your dedicated server can be a frightening experience. Not only must you trust in their sincerity, but also trust that they will not be negligent in securing any scripts they run. Furthermore, most scripts these days are complex content management systems that may have thousands of functions. […]

FastCGI Explained

CGI, Common Gateway Interface, is a language-independent standard that determines how web servers can generate web pages. It is commonly used for dynamic websites and can be employed using numerous scripting languages.
FastCGI, as explained by the project’s website, is CGI with a only a few extensions. It is being promoted as an open […]

Reduce Client Security Holes with Automated Script Installers

Your server is like your baby, and no one wants to see their baby crash, get kidnapped, freeze up, get attacked, or contract a deadly virus. One way you can lessen the possibility of security compromises on your server is to provide your web hosting clients with script installation services.
A lot of security holes […]