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Top 10 Steps to Secure Your SSH Server

SSH means Secure Shell, and it’s a protocol designed to allow secure communications between different hosts using an encrypted connection. SSH servers allow users to log into remote hosts, run commands and operate network services, securely. In order to establish an SSH connection, you need two parts: the SSH client and the SSH server. A very […] Read more

How to Enable Port Knocking on CentOS

Port Knocking is a very interesting way to secure your SSH Server access. As the word implies, it consists of basically knocking on different ports with a predefined sequence. If the connection is making the knocks on the right ports with the right sequence, then the definitive SSH port allows the incoming connection. The easiest way […] Read more

nginScript: Nginx + JavaScript

According to the latest Githut reports, JavaScript is the most widely used programming language. In fact, a substantial portion of the World Wide Web is written in this language. JavaScript is an agile, simple, powerful and flexible programming platform. Nginx, on the other hand, is the most popular and best performing HTTP server. It is generating a web revolution when […] Read more

How to Configure a Remote MySQL Database on Ubuntu

Most developers and webmasters don’t need remote MySQL connections. Their small websites use MySQL, running on the same server as their PHP applications. That’s why ‘localhost’ (127.0.0.1) is specified as the MySQL server/host on most CMS and apps installations. Even if you have a cache system configured for MySQL, when you have big traffic applications with […] Read more

How to Install MongoDB on CentOS + cPanel

MongoDB is one of those technologies that you should be paying attention to because it’s changing the way that developers interact with databases. MongoDB is officially a “NoSQL” database. Thanks to its architecture and BSON structure, it can scale more easily than other popular database servers like MySQL. MongoDB helps you to integrate database information into your […] Read more