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Directadmin hostname is setup improperly on your system

This is e-mail notification to warn you that your hostname is setup improperly on your system . If you are getting this email from Directadmin everyday, it means that the hostname is not properly setup. Here are the steps to fix the issue so you wont receive the email again. 1 – Login Directadmin as […]

Why I keep getting a notifications for brute force attacks from Directadmin

What is brute force attack? Brute force attack is a method to discover a password by systematically trying every possible combination of letters, symbols and numbers until it found the correct combination that works. Brute force is not something that can be stop completely, but with some counter measures taken such as enabling captcha, brute […]

How To Add User in SoftEther VPN Server

First of all, you need to download the SoftEther VPN Server Manager.Click Here For DownloadInstall the client. Adding New Server.Step 1: Click on new setting Step 2: Fill the server information, make sure to tick ‘Server Admin Mode’ and fill in the server admin password. Step 3: Now you can connect to your VPN server.  Step 4: Obtain or […]

How to connect to OpenVPN in Windows 7

Download the OpenVPN client from here and install it in your PC or laptop. Once installed, go to OpenVPN installation directory, where normally it been installed in C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin Modify the privilege of openvpn.exe, where this file will be running as an administrator. In order to set this, right click on openvpn.exe, click on Compatibility […]

Create Directadmin Reseller and User level Account

1 – Login to your Directadmin ‘admin’ account 2 – To create a ‘reseller’ account, you will need to create the package first. Go to Manage Reseller Packages 3 – Add Package 4 – You can put all ‘unlimited’ and any name for this package. Example below newpackage and click Save 5 – Then, back […]

Change Firewall Rules in CentOS 7

A firewall blocks many things, including some web applications that we want (such as Apache), but turning off the firewall also introduces vulnerabilities to our system.In CentOS 7, iptables are replaced by firewalld service. To maintain security of our system, there are steps to configure it so that only certain ports are allowed to pass through while […]

Install LEMP on CentOS 7

LEMP is an acronym for Linux, nginx (Engine x), MySQL, and PHP. It is needed to run web servers due to it containing various software required for other web content management software, such as WordPress and also Joomla.LEMP is similar to LAMP, where LAMP uses Apache instead of nginx as open source web servers. Apache is usually chosen […]

Change OpenSSH Port on CentOS 7

By default the port used for OpenSSH is port 22. For security reasons such as preventing hackers from guessing our server access port too easily, we can change the listening port for accessing our servers through a few steps.Step 1: First we need to backup our current SSH configuration, using the command:cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.bakThis command […]

Install LAMP on CentOS 7

LAMP is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is needed to run web servers due to it containing various software required for other web content management software, such as WordPress and also Joomla.Linux = Choice of operating system, ie: Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu.Apache = Web server application.MySQL = World’s second most widely used relational […]

Network Configuration on CentOS 7

Step 1: Type the following command to access your system’s network configuration file. We will be using ethernet port eth0.vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 Step 2: Here you can configure it as you like, as an example though we are going to configure it into a server with static IP. Press “i” to enter Insert Mode and perform the […]