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CentOS DDoS protection – A guide to secure your server from DDoS!

These days, you can hire a DDoS attack on a site for as little as $15.

Which means, if someone holds a grudge against you, they can take down your site for the cost of a couple of coffees.

So, it goes without saying that your business site needs a shied against DDoS attacks.

But, is there a reliable solution against DDoS?

No, there is no perfect solution for DDoS, but we can prevent it to a great extent by securing the servers and networks.


How to install phpMyAdmin on Amazon EC2 ?

If you have a web application, chances are that you’d be using a database like MySQL or MariaDB.

PhpMyAdmin is probably the most popular tool used to manage MySQL databases. While it is easy to use, it can be a bit difficult to setup.

Here at Bobcares, we help web developers and website owners to setup and maintain web applications as part of our Dedicated Support services.

Today we’ll go through the common issues we’ve seen while setting up phpMyAdmin in Amazon EC2, and how we fix them.


[Solved] “My cpanel is not opening!”

I’m not sure why, but my cpanel is not opening at present.

If you could check at your end that would be great, thanks!

That was a recent support request we received at our Outsourced Technical Support services for Web Hosts.

Not able to access cPanel can be really frustrating for any website owner.

Today, we’ll see the top causes that would prevent cPanel opening in a browser and how we fix them.


Plesk Onyx Repair – A tool to fix Mysql, DNS, FTP and more

Hosting a website isn’t always smooth sailing. You can occasionally land in troubled waters such as DB corruption, mailbox errors, etc.

At Bobcares, our Dedicated Support Engineers often resolve such data corruption issues using native commands like mysqlcheck, myisamcheck, etc.


How to setup Fail2ban to avoid Postfix SASL attack ?

Email spamming can ruin the IP reputation of any server!

But, what can we do to defend against spammers ?

Here, the solution is to block common spamming methods like brute-force password attacks, dictionary attacks, etc.

Fail2ban is a commonly used tool to block brute-force attacks in mail servers like Postfix.

But, configuration errors can cause Fail2ban to let through malicious connections.

That’s why, we help server owners to properly setup Fail2ban as part of our Dedicated Support Services for Web Hosts.

Today, we’ll see how to setup Fail2ban Postfix SASL configuration and the common failure points.


Fail2Ban: how to unban IPs that are blocked?

Fail2ban is a great tool for server owners to automatically ban suspicious IP addresses in server firewall.

But, sometimes, it can block valid connections too.


cPanel DDoS protection – Everything that you need to know!

It’s a shocking fact that DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are on the rise!

Hackers evolve with new ways of DDoS attack every day. That makes DDoS protection a significant step for server security.

At Bobcares, we help servers owners to implement DDoS protection in servers as part of our Dedicated Support Services for Web Hosts.

Today, we’ll see how we can set up DDoS protection in cPanel servers.


Magento Paypal Recurring Payments – Here are the steps to integrate it

Magento Paypal Recurring payments is a great way for store owners to offer products with installment plans, subscriptions, etc.

But, Magento supports such payments only via Paypal Express Checkout.

At Bobcares, we often receive requests from website owners to setup Magento Paypal Recurring Payments feature as part of our Outsourced Technical Support for web hosts.