Nowadays everyone is concerned about how they can secure their websites, but they are not aware of how important it is to protect their server as well.
If hackers can not directly get into your website they will try to attack your server space, where the server files are stored. That is why protection is very important at the website as well as at the server level.
Here, I will share with you some points which you have to keep in mind to secure your server or cPanel account from hackers.
I know many questions arise in mind when it comes to security measures.
- What precautions to be taken while installing a cPanel.
- How to protect cPanel entry points.
- How to add safe guards inside cPanel account
Let’s quickly get into the answers.
Create a Strong Password: This is the first and the basic thing, we usually ignore to generate a strong password. Accounting to recent research 71% of hacking attempts leveraged weak or stolen passwords.
Here are a few tips on how you can create a strong password:
- Create a completely new password that’s different from the ones you use on the internet previously.
- Do not create a password that includes words from your username or from any security questions you’ve answered.
- Add uppercase characters, numbers, and symbols to increase your password complexity.
Enable a Firewall: cPanel connects multiple services. We have to make sure that no malicious hacking tool or scripts pass through these services in the cPanel account. That is why firewalls are very important when it comes to security.
Imunify360: It is a security tool, it helps to manage security and protect your web server from various kinds of cyberattacks. For more details check out here
Imunify360 benefits include:
- Proactive Defense for PHP Website
- Advanced WAF with Machine-Learning Ruleset
- Intrusion Detection and Protection
- Automated Malware Scanner with Cleanup
- Software Patch Management
Secure Your cPanel Entry Points: As we have covered the basic precautions, let’s secure your cPanel account by changing the Port Number for SSH you can do it in 2 ways.
- By changing its port number
- By updating the version of SSH
Disable Anonymous FTP: It might sound strange, cPanel allows users to anonymously use FTP (file transfer protocol) to gain access to your servers files.
Virtually anyone can put files on your server without identifying themselves.
To prevent that from happening, you should disable FTP access in your cPanel by making some changes in settings.
Go to Service Configuration → FTP Server Configuration. You will get the option to disable “anonymous logins”
Create a Server-Wide Backup Regularly: Unfortunately, If your web server does get hacked, it’s important that you have a copy of your website files.
To create a backup of your website, you can subscribe to CDP Backup plan
Through E2E’s CDP Backup plan, you can instantly create a full backup of your website.
Last but Not Least…
One of the easiest and most obvious things you can do to protect your cPanel is to make sure you are running the latest or updated version of cPanel.