How Do I Protect My VPS from Hackers?

Are you one of those people who are worried and asking, how do I protect my VPS?

how do I protect my VPS

Relax my friend, I’ve got a bunch of methods under my sleeve that can make your VPS Hosting server less vulnerable to threats.

Just like you, I was so suspicious. And you know what? That led me to find a lot of such things that I could do to protect my Singaporean VPS from hackers.

Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Your VPS Server

To protect your Singapore VPS hosting server from a potential threat, you may use leverage some of these tactics:

Leverage Firewall for the Security of Your VPS

If you have been a Windows user, I can say that you must have heard of firewall before.

A firewall acts as a gatekeeper for your website. When it comes to protection, it’s considered as the 1st step to secure your VPS server.

In fact, that’s the first thing you want to do after setting up a new VPS server.

Replace Your SFTP with FTP

File transfer protocol is considered as an expired thing. Some users even claim that it’s not safe at all because packet sniffing may cause troubles.

SFTP is known as FTP over SSH. Do you know what else is it called? Well, it’s also referred as secured SFTP.  

Make a Strong Password Policy

Weak passwords create major loopholes for your VPS server.  Never allow users to put password in this way:

  • Empty fields
  • ABCD
  • 1234
  • Qwerty123
  •  Password
  • Or any pattern that is easy to guess!

To make the password policy strong enough, your users should use numbers, special characters, lowercase, and uppercase letters.

Wait, is there anything else remaining? Haha no!

Turn Off Your IPv6

Although IPv6 is better than IPv4, only a few people uses it for their interest.

I don’t know whether you’re gonna use it or not. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just turn off your IPv6.

IPv6 is mostly used by hackers to send out malicious traffic.

Take Care of Unused Network Ports

Unused network ports and services may pose a serious threat to your VPS server.

The reason is quite simple – when you leave them open, it becomes easy for hackers to exploit and crack wide open.

If you want to know about all of your opened networks, use the command “netstat.”

Make Your SSH Port Invisible

If the SSH port is not easy to find, it becomes challenging for hackers to hack it.

Once you change the SSH port to something else, hackers won’t be able to hack it using their malicious scripts that usually connect to the default port.

Now the question is – how would you make your SSH port invisible?

Okay, open this up: /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Now do the setting accordingly. Make sure your chosen port is not working with other services. Otherwise, things may terribly clash.

Can Linux Get Hacked?

No, Linux can’t be hacked. That’s the only reason I’ve never tried to install any antivirus on my Linux system.

For years, I’ve been using it without any problem.

As a matter of fact, Linux is known as one of the most secured operating systems across the globe.

If you can hack Microsoft’s custom made Linux OS, Azure Sphere, you will get $100,000 as a prize for finding that loophole

What is Root Access Server?

Root access server is a type of hosting in which you get an administrator level access.

Having a root access server, it becomes easy to install server wide application, edit file names, configuring server wide application such as apache or MySQL, and various numerous things that are crucial.

In one word, I can say autonomy. You get more power to control the environment.  

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