Hosting your site on a virtual private server can bring a lot of advantages to you and your site management. With more flexibility of operations, enhanced security, more control, and efficiency, VPS web hosting is undoubtedly the choice of most site owners. However, with better technologies comes greater responsibilities of keeping it safe and free from threats.
While it is the responsibility of your hosting provider to keep your server secure at all times, as a site owner, you should also be aware of some basic steps to ensure a safe hosting environment.
Here are some of the most tried and tested ways to secure your VPS host.
Secure your cPanel and Plesk control panels using-
- Long passwords – Contrary to popular belief, simply adding special characters and making the password complicated are not enough to secure your system. Rather, a longer password can be more effective. Beyond the standard 8-16 characters, a long password, even without special characters, can be strong and difficult for automated hacking tools to crack.
- Software patching – The VPS control panels allow you to update the software within their web interfaces. Always keep them updated, so you get the best performance along with