10 steps to Secure your VPS

steps to secure your VPS

Your new VPS is not that hard to maintain, the first thing you need to do after deployment is to secure-it (by following the tutorials on speciality sites or by asking an expert for help).

Depending on your distro, here are 10 recommended steps to take to secure your new VPS:

  1. Using complex and unpredictable passwords
  2. Disable login with root user
  3. Restrict user logins to secure VPS
  4. Use non-standard ports for SSH
  5. Filter SSH connections with a firewall
  6. Use the Security Keys for identification
  7. Keep servers up to date
  8. Remove unused modules/packages
  9. Create regular backups outside of your VPS
  10. Use only secure protocols for all presented services where possible

Extra: recommended software to boost security:



Rootkit scanners


Use SSL certificates for all communications