Linux Web Server Administration

Most people like to use Windows because it provides a user friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI). The users do not need to type commands to accomplish a lot of tasks. Unix based platforms (include linux), on the other hands, are usually require to type a lot of commands. That’s why most people are unwilling to use linux platform, despite the fact that it’s free, more secure and more stable than Windows.

  • Perform Nessus Security Scanning (Step 6 - 18)
    October 12, 2011

    The nessusWX client program has been connected successfully with the server in previous post. Let's continue the process and start a simple scanning. Step 6: Start a new scan sessionStep 7: Fill in th...

  • Perform Nessus Security Scanning (Step 1 - 5)
    October 11, 2011

    The Nessus server (nessusd) and Nessus client (NessusWX) have been installed. It's time to connect NessusWX client program with the server and perform a security scanning. Let's do it step by step.Ste...

  • Configuration of Nessus Server (nessusd)
    October 10, 2011

    The Nessus server (nessusd) was installed already. It's time to see how to run the security scanning of the remote linux server. Running the Nessus security scanning basically compose of the following...

  • Security Scanning of Linux Server with Nessus
    October 9, 2011

    Nessus is a free and easy-to-use remote security scanner. A security scanner is a software which will audit a remote network and try to test whether hackers, or bad guys, may easily break into it.Ness...

  • Linux Server Nmap Security Scanning
    October 8, 2011

    Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, however it also works fine against single host. Nmap...

  • Rootkit Check with Chkrootkit
    October 7, 2011

    Chkrootkit is a powerful tool to scan the Linux server for trojans. Let's install Chkrootkit, scan the Linux server and setup a daily automated scanning job that will email the nicely report to me.Ins...

  • Testing SSH Root and Admin Login
    October 6, 2011

    The SSH root log in of Linux web server has been disabled yesterday. Let's test if the new configuration is working or not by trying to use root account to log in.Try Using Root Log in Linux Web Serve...

  • Disable SSH Root Login with Webmin
    October 5, 2011

    Today, I am going to disable SSH root log in of the Linux web server. Here's what I am going to do now:Force the use of SSH protocol 2, a newer and more secure SSH protocol.Disable root direct log in....

  • Disable SSH Root Login
    October 4, 2011

    Up to now, the SSH program (Putty) has been installed and the Webmin Control Panel has also been installed in my local computer. These two basic tools should be enough to remote administrate the Linux...

  • Add New Admin User Account with Webmin
    October 3, 2011

    As we know that this is a major security issue to use root to log in Linux server directly because other staff behind you may see your password. Actually administrators should always use admin user ...

  • Use Webmin to Administrate Linux Server
    October 2, 2011

    The Webmin Control Panel has been installed in the Linux server yesterday. Now let's see how to use Webmin to remote control the Linux server. Actually you can simply use a browser (e.g. Internet Expl...

  • Install Webmin Control Panel to Manage Linux Web Server
    October 1, 2011

    Most people like to use Windows because it provides a user friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI). The users do not need to type commands to accomplish a lot of tasks. Unix based platforms (include lin...

  • Install SSH Program
    September 30, 2011

    The first thing to do after you getting a Linux server, whether it is a dedicated server or VPS server, is to download a SSH (Secure Shell) program on your own computer so that you can remote log in a...