Securing Virtualmin After investing time to install and setup Virtualmin for web hosting I also wanted to make sure the server will be secure. These are the steps I took to secure my Virtualmin install. Advance Policy Firewall The first step was to install an application firewall called APF. Not only is it easy to […]
How often have you heard on the news or read an article about who and what got hacked? Quite often right? From Washingtonpost.com a nice graphical article of how hackers do it. Whenever I get log reports from my server daily, I often see break in attempts directed against most of the common online services […]
My setup uses the hypervisor. At the workplace we’re 99% Mac users. To backup user desktop and laptop computers we only use time machine. After trying out a number of Open Source NAS solution with Time Machine capability I decided to go with . These are my specs for the KVM Openmediavault virtual machine. […]
Would you like to start your own web hosting business? Start using the best Open Source Cpanel called . My installation is on a virtual machine with 5 GB ram, 4 CPU. Debian amd64. From personal experience using commercial VPSes KVM or Xen worked the best for running a busy web server. I do notice […]
This article is about the Proxmox ve backup. My intention was to document how I store backups using a local HD, restoring and scheduling backups for my Linux and Windows virtual machines at the work place. I am using the powerful Open Source Server Virtualization Platform, based on KVM and .
libpam-shield another tool I used to stop brute force attempts directed‚ at Dovecot. This is how I went about using it on my Debian box.
I manage numerous web sites at work but since we only have very few public IP addresses given to us I decided to use Name based virtual hosting. This is how I did it with the help of Virtualmin GPL.
I had problems trying to make suPHP work on my Debian Lenny server. I have tried re-tried different ways to make it work but all failed. Searching for alternatives on the web I came across this article on how to run vhosts using UID/GID of the web site owner. If a package is available on Ubuntu there is a very good chance it is also available on the Debian software repositories.
Makes it easy to schedule backups in a number of ways. Even though Virtualmin is capable of sending backup data remotely using either FTP or SCP, I have decided instead to use the amazing free Veeam FastSCP to copy backup data to an external drive connected via firewire. Having it done this way helps cut down bandwith usage. Veeam was primarily designed to copy VMware ESX server bulk files in an extremely fast way.
From my experience it is best to start off with a fresh Debian Lenny, install so as not to cause any conflicts with any software installed by Virtualmin’s GPL install script. These are the steps I took to complete the installation.