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Installing and Configuring Configserver Security & Firewall (CSF)

Installing and Configuring Configserver Security & Firewall (CSF)

ConfigServer Firewall, or CSF, is a security tool that can help protect your server against attacks and improve server safety. It is a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, login/intrusion detection and security application. It is designed for Linux servers and is free to use. How to install and configure ConfigServer Firewall ConfigServer Firewall will work […]

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Set up Firewalld on Centos 7

Set up Firewalld on Centos 7

Setting up FirewallD on CentOS 7 is a relatively easy and straightforward process. FirewallD is a firewall management tool that CentOS 7 servers offer by default. It provides a dynamic managed firewall with support for network/firewall zones. How to set up FirewallD on CentOS 7 Here we show you how to set up FirewallD on […]

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Better security for your Cloud Server

Better security for your Cloud Server

A cloud server is a virtual server and is created, hosted and offered via a cloud computing platform. They behave in a similar manner as a physical server in terms of different functionalities as well as capabilities. Functions of cloud services can be accessed from various locations with the help of a cloud service provider. […]

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SSL certificates vs no SSL certificates

SSL certificates vs no SSL certificates

What is an SSL certificate? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. What an SSL certificate does is it encrypts information entered on a website so the only the intended recipient can understand it. An SSL certificate is the backbone of data security and protection on the internet. Advantages vs not having an SSL certificate Let’s […]

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Linux Security Tools

Linux Security Tools

Linux Security is dependant on the administrator One of the advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. The fact remains, however, that no operating system is perfectly secure. A lazy administrator can destroy all the good work put into Linux as far as […]

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Getting to know more about SSL certificates

Getting to know more about SSL certificates

SSL certificates are an important aspect of setting up your own website. Understanding what an SSL certificate is and what it does can help you improve your site. SSL stands for secure socket layer, which creates a safe connection between your server and your website visitors by using encryption. If you have an SSL certificate, […]

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Firewalls – General Concepts explained

Firewalls – General Concepts explained

Most of us have heard of firewalls, but do we understand the concepts that make them work. This week, Host Africa will take a look at some basic firewall concepts and try to make them a bit easier to understand. Types of firewall Traditionally, there are two main types with many variations in-between. These two […]

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SSL certificates at Host Africa

SSL certificates at Host Africa

The assortment of SSL certificates available may be confusing and could result in purchasing more (or less) than we need. Using a few questions, we can quickly arrive at a correct decision. Is your website for personal or business use? This hinges on what you want your website visitor to see. Is a valid HTTPS […]

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BASH – file permissions

BASH – file permissions

  File permissions in Linux are one of those things that you either spend some time getting to grips with (and then never forget) or you end up having to double check against Google every time you need to change a file permission. Hopefully, this article will assist you in the former and help you […]

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Which SSL certificate?

Which SSL certificate?

The assortment of SSL certificates available may be confusing and could result in purchasing more (or less) than we need. Using a few questions, we can quickly arrive at a correct decision. Is your website for personal or business use? This hinges on what you want your website visitor to see. Is a valid HTTPS […]

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