How to Disable ModSecurity in cPanel

ModSecurity is server software for Apache that comes bundled with cPanel. ModSecurity helps protect your site from brute force attacks and, by default, automatically runs on all new accounts. ModSecurity should usually remain on. In certain situations, such as a WordPress admin lockdown caused by brute force attacks, you may need to temporarily deactivate ModSecurity to Read More >

How to Install the ModSecurity Apache Module

The Apache web server software can be customized to suit your needs with many third party modules. One of the most popular Apache security modules is ModSecurity. It operates as a signature-based firewall, capable of blocking cross-site scripting (XSS), brute force attacks, and known code injection attacks for dynamic websites that depend on SQL and Read More >

Getting Started with Splunk Setup on Linux

We have many guides on securing common web hosting solutions: cPanel servers, bare cloud servers, and even the popular WordPress content management system (CMS). Each includes great technical controls for a proactive approach to defense in depth. However, nothing can detect and prevent everything. The only way to address this is to apply administrative controls, Read More >

How to Review Bash History

When working in a Linux command-line interface (CLI), you may find yourself wondering exactly what commands you ran during the course of your workflow. Fortunately, most Linux operating systems store your commands in a bash history file, which is a stored list of all commands a given user has entered into the system. By reviewing Read More >