So you know how to ssh into your server. We at Liquid Web do too. Sometimes, in the course of supporting you, we need to ssh into the server to figure out what the problem is.
But how do you know if we have shelled into your server? If more than one person is shelled into a server, and all are trying to fix a problem, it is possible that they could step on each others’ toes. It would be grand if the shell provided a simple yet mighty command that displayed all of the users who are shelled in.
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An alternative firewall to APF is the Config Server Firewall, or CSF.
CSF is generally considered a more advanced firewall as there are more configuration options compared to other firewalls, while still being simple enough to install and configure that even novice administrators can use it. This article will give you a simple overview about how to install and configure CSF and its security plugin LFD (Login Failure Daemon).
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Our monitoring team is on site every hour of every day keeping an eye on your server. Using manage, you can check your monitoring status as well as make changes to the server’s monitoring settings.
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This guide will walk you through the process of changing a domain’s Mail Exchange (MX) record(s) to point e-mail at a different server. MX records are a critically important part of a web site’s DNS because they tell the rest of the internet where to send e-mail for a domain.
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One simple way to improve your Linux server’s security is to use SFTP or SCP instead of regular FTP.
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Now that you know how to SSH into your server it is important to familiarize yourself with some basic command line tools.
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If you have an account on a cPanel server with shell access or your own VPS or Dedicated server running Linux then SSH is a powerful tool to have in your skill set.
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Rsync is a powerful tool that facilitates the transfer and synchronization of data between both local and remote systems.
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Are you unable to connect to your server to send and receive email, log into cPanel or WHM, or make an FTP or SSH connection?
If you can’t connect to your website there are a few things you can do to help us better diagnose the source of the problem. The more quickly this information is collected, the more quickly we can fix whatever is causing almost any issue. Help us help you!
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One of the more common tasks that needs to be done on live servers is restarting services(such as Apache, mail, ftp, and DNS). A few of the reasons for services needing to be restarted can vary from the service crashing, the load on the server being too high, or a restart to make a configuration change take affect.
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