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Install ConfigServer Firewall on cPanel VPS

Written by: on 23 August 2012 10:41 AM 23 August 2012 10:41 AM

Installing ConfigServer firewall is recommended onto cPanel VPS for security . An easy explanation for quick learning.

Firewall security is important on any server environment.

It is recommended that you install ConfigServer firewall onto your cPanel VPS and we explain how.

  1. Login to your VPS via SSH (we recommend using putty)
  2. Perform the following commands one by one:

    rm -fv csf.tgz
    tar -xzf csf.tgz
    cd csf

  3. Once these commands have been performed, log into WHM on your VPS.
  4. Locate the "Plugins" tier, which is at the bottom of the left hand menu and select ConfigServer Security & Firewall
  5. Select Firewall Configuration
  6. You must alter the option TESTING and change the 1 to a 0.
  7. Once these changes have been made, scroll to the bottom, select Change and Restart once changes are saved.

That's it! Your basic configuration of CSF is done.

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