When using VPSrobots to manage their Linux VPSes, many people are also concerned about what VPSrobots is doing to secure a Linux VPS. Thus, this article is created here to explain what server security measures are out there on VPSrobots:
- Enable IPTables Firewall and Configure IPTables Rules
IPTables is recognized as the most used firewall tool included in most Linux distributions by default to block unwanted access. VPSrobots provides a simple GUI interface that allows you to enable iptables firewall on your server with one click ease, and to configure iptables rules in a fairly easy manner.
When initially connecting to a Linux server, VPSrobots will automatically invalidate the existing iptable rules and set up new iptables rules on the server.
Once the new iptables rules are set up. the IPTables Configuring interface loads, which contains two tabbed panes respectively for configuring Port Rules and IP rules.
The Port Rules table has included 9 most used networking ports by default and allows you to edit custom port rules depending on your needs. Each opened port is listed along with it’s protocol type, port number, status, accepted count(the total number of access it accepted), as well as a Remove button for deleting a port, so that the connection to which will be closed.
The IP Rules table allows you to edit IP rules. You can add an IP/IP segment in the list to block it from accessing your server. or remove it from the list to allow it to access your server. The table lists each blocked IP with it’s IP address, status and blocked count( the total number of blocked access from the IP/IP segment).
- Monitor the Server Access
VPSrobots also comes with a table on the same dashboard as iptables that indicates the recent Login Details on your Linux server. The table retrieves and displays every single access to the server with the details including Login Name, User Permission, Login IP address, Login Status, which is typically beneficial for identifying the unauthorized users on your server.
To sum it up, VPSrobots provides you with a simple dashboard so that you can easily set up the iptable firewall on your server, plus a handy table for monitoring recent users access on the server. However, Linux server security is a pretty expansive topic whilst a complex task to implement, the features outlined above on VPSrobots are just basic security practices, in case you need an absolutely safe server environment, you may also need to use them together with those professional protection services.
Anyway, before moving on to practice with VPSrobots, you may need to see How to Set up iptables Firewall with VPSrobots.