Author: Hitesh Jethva


How to Change Nginx and Apache Port in Linux

Apache is a free, open-source, widely used web server known for its stability, flexibility, and numerous features.

Nginx is an open-source, stable, and most popular web server on the internet. It is used as a load-balancer, web reverse proxy, or as a POP and IMAP proxy server.

In this post, we will show you how to change the Nginx and Apache default port in Linux.

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How to Secure SSH Service with Port Knocking

Hitesh Jethva September 14, 2021 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

If you want to allow users to access specific services on your server without open a firewall, you can use port knocking. Port knocking is a method that allows you to secure your service from unauthorized users. Port knocking allows incoming connections when a correct sequence of connection attempts is received.

In this post, we will secure open SSH port 22 with port knocking. This port will only be opened when someone requests the ports 7000, 8000, 9000 in sequence.

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How to Configure Postfix as a Send-Only SMTP Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Hitesh Jethva September 13, 2021 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

A mail server is very useful when you own a website or web application and want to send transactional emails to users. Postfix is a free and open-source Mail Transfer Agent used to send and receive emails. Postfix is absolutely free, so you don’t need to rely on third-party service providers like Sendgrid or Pepipost. You can easily install and configure Postfix to send emails through your local application.

In this post, we will show you how to install and configure Postfix as a Send-Only SMTP server on Ubuntu 20.04.

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How to Monitor Linux Server Security with Osquery

Hitesh Jethva September 12, 2021 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Osquery is an open-source security threat monitoring tool developed by Facebook. It is used for querying system information including system version, kernel information, running processes, memory information, listening ports, login users, and more. Osquery helps system administrators to write SQL queries to identify, probe, and eliminate various types of threats. It supports several operating systems including Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and macOS.

In this post, we will explain how to install and use Osquery on Ubuntu 20.04.

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How to Install and Use Darkstat Web Based Linux Network Traffic Analyzer

Hitesh Jethva September 11, 2021 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

If you are a system administrator managing a Linux server, you want a simple tool that helps to monitor your server. Darkstat is a network traffic monitoring tool that calculates and reports usage statistics sent over the HTTP server. It is a lightweight, simple, and real-time network statistics tool with an integrated webserver. Darkstat supports IPv6 protocol and asynchronous reverse DNS resolution.

In this post, we will show you how to install and use Darkstat Network Traffic Analyzer in Linux.

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How to Set up APT-Caching Server Using Apt-Cacher NG on Ubuntu 20.04

Hitesh Jethva September 9, 2021 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Apt-Cacher NG is a caching proxy server for Debian-based Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, etc. It creates a local cache of the Debian mirrors and other Linux distributions. When you use the apt command to install any package, the package is pulled from the official repositories, and the APT cache server caches that package in the system. When you install the same package again, it will download that package from the local caching server. This will save you a lot of time and internet bandwidth.

In this post, we will explain how to set up an APT-Caching server using Apt-Cacher NG on Ubuntu 20.04.

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How to Set Up Unbound DNS Resolver on Ubuntu 20.04

Hitesh Jethva September 8, 2021 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Unbound is a free, open-source, recursive, and validating DNS caching server. It uses DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt connections between clients. Compared to Bind9, Unbound is lightweight and extremely fast. A caching server will help you to reduce the loading time of the website by keeping the cache database on an Unbound server. It is also capable of DNSSEC validation and can serve as a trust anchor.

In this post, we will show you how to set up Unbound DNS Resolver on Ubuntu 20.04.

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How to Secure SSH Server with Fail2Ban

Fail2Ban is open-source intrusion prevention software used to protect your Linux system from different kinds of attacks. It is written in Python and works by monitoring the services logs for malicious activity. It scans all services’ log files and counts the number of failed login attempts. Whenever their number reaches a predefined threshold, Fail2ban will add extra IP table rules to block the source IPs.

In this post, we will show you how to secure an SSH server with Fail2Ban on Linux.

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How to Install and Use Composer on Ubuntu 20.04

Composer is a package management system and dependency manager for PHP. It checks your project requirements and installs all the required dependencies. Composer is a simple, reliable, and very useful tool that helps developers to manage and integrate packages and libraries into their PHP-based projects.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and use Composer on Ubuntu 20.04 server.

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