cPanel, without any doubt, is a robust and reliable tool to handle the server via GUI. It also helps in deploying multiple websites on the same server without launching a new node for a new website and hence becomes a favourite tool for web hosting. Starting from a single user up to 250+ unique users and these users can deploy as many websites as they want on their cPanel account.
Keeping in mind the services cPanel provides for web hosting, there is always a concern for security. As all the sites are hosted on a single server, if the server goes down or is compromised due to some unavoidable circumstances, it will be disastrous as all the sites will go down/compromised also. Hence cPanel security is the most important and challenging task while handling the cPanel for Web hosting.
E2E Cloud cPanel machine comes with a high degree of security and bridges the cPanel security holes for seamless server performance. The following points emphasise the security aspect of E2E Cloud’s cPanel servers.
Update cPanel server to the latest version - Latest up-gradation and patching of cPanel will make it safe against the recent attacks and vulnerabilities and hence reduces the chances of server hack or compromise and give a seamless performance to the customers.
Strong and Secure Password - Though it is the basic requirement to secure the cPanel server most of the time it is the password that got compromised in case of cPanel server hack incidence so a strong and secure password is highly important to make the server secure. Various password generator tools can be used to set up an unbreakable password.
BitNinja Security shield - E2E Cloud’s cPanel server comes with an additional layer of security which is an easy to use server security tool, which can be installed on the Linux server in a couple of minutes and provides real-time protection against the wide range of threats. The following features of the BitNinja security shield are very handy with respect to the security of the server.
IP Filter - this features BitNinja filters the IPs and make sure your server can be accessed through whitelisted IPs only and all the blacklisted IPs can be filtered out effectively.
WAF 2.0 - web application firewalls monitor, filter, and block incoming and outgoing traffic on HTTP protocol. WAF 2.0 only scans incoming traffic currently, in real-time, with the built-in HTTP proxy solution.
Sense Log ( Log Analysis ) - Sense log analysis responds with appropriate actions when it analyses log files and finds some Malicious activity on the server.
Web Honeypot - it is a kind of honeytrap for the attacker where the system pretends that there is a vulnerability and eventually collects the attacker's data and blocks the port.
Port Honeypot - this feature detects if someone does a deep port scan on the server and mitigates the attack by honey trapping the attacker.
Imunify360 security shield - Imunify 360 is yet another linux security solution deployed on E2E Cloud’s cPanel servers. Its multi-layered defense architecture ensures precision targeting and eradication of malware and viruses and keeps your websites free from malwares.
Disable Daemons and Unused Services - Any service or daemon that allows connections to your server could be a vulnerable section to enter into the server. To reduce security risks, disable all services and daemons that you do not use. Less number of connections to enter the server, greater is the security.
Enable Firewall - Firewall gives the restricted access to the servers and hence all the entries and traffic to the server can be checked and allowed to pass only if it has permission to enter. Also only internet facing servers are exposed to the public and the rest of the servers will have private access only and will not be exposed publicly.
Backup and Security - E2E Cloud Also provides CDP backup plans to recover the clean restore points and customers can restore the server from it in a single click. Also Backup agent gives customers leverage to take backup as per this convenient time without affecting the server performance.
Finally, To secure the cPanel, both customer and cloud provider go hand in hand to reduce the risks. At E2E Cloud we always recommend our customers to implement the security best practices to secure the cPanel server and hence Bridging The Cpanel Security Holes for Seamless Server Performance.
For more details, please visit : https://www.e2enetworks.com/cpanel