When your company hosts a website or web app online, whether it’s an individual dedicated server or a whole server cluster, you naturally expect to have uninterrupted access at all times. However, it’s possible that in rare circumstances, your server could accidentally block your IP and prevent you from connecting and using the service.
If that has happened to you, this quick summary will provide you with all the essential information needed to verify the status of your IP. Additionally, we will offer some of the most common reasons for being blocked, as well as a few suggestions on how to unblock and whitelist your IP as quickly as possible.
What happens when a site is compromised? How quickly can you respond when you recognize the signs that something is amiss? In today’s article, we will explore some of the more common indicators of a compromised website, how you can spot it, and how to act on it in a timely manner.
Reading Time: 6minutesWhen investigating site infections or defacing on a Windows VPS Server, the most common root cause is poor file security or poor configuration choices when it comes to how IIS should access file content. The easiest way to prevent this is to start with a secure site.
Reading Time: 3minutesOne of the simplest goals of server security is keeping administrator credentials private. There is no better way to achieve this than through strict firewall rules that only allows specific IPs to authenticate. However, there are some situations where it is necessary to open a login prompt to the broader Internet. In this case, the only thing barring anonymous internet users from unauthorized access is your password. The stronger your password, the better off you are, but even the most cryptic passwords can be guessed given enough tries.
Reading Time: 2minutesMaldet, a free popular malware scanning software for Linux servers, can be used to scan an entire server for potentially malicious files. Properly configured and monitored, it can even be used to disable or fully remove malware when it is detected. However, the removal of files should only be configured once you are certain no false positives will be picked up in the scans.