Security Section (cPanel Part-6)

In the previous part, we learned about the Email Section. Today we will discuss the Security Section.

If you have not seen the previous part, you can see it from here.

What is cPanel (cPanel Part-1)

Home Screen and Files Section (cPanel Part-2)

Database Section (cPanel Part-3)

Domain Section (cPanel Part-4)

Email Section (cPanel Part-5)

Security

Security Section

  • SSH Access
  • IP Blocker
  • SSL/TLS
  • Hotlink Protection
  • Leech Protection
  • SSL/TLS Wizard
  • ModSecurity
  • SSL/TLS Status
  • Let’s Encrypt

SSH

 SSH (Secure Shell)

SSH (Secure Shell) This protocol is used to log into a remote computer shell from another computer by the network. If you are able to log in to Shell, you can run remote computer command line programs from your local computer. The main thing is that the program will run on a remote computer, but you can see the results from it on your computer.

If you want, you can enable SSH from your C-panel. For this, click on Manage SSH Keys from the top page. There are some options inside, such as if you have already collected SSH on your computer, then click Import option and upload it. Otherwise, generate a key of SSH with the new username and password.

IP Blocker

IP Blocker

IP Blocker uses for block some unauthorized IP Addresses. As you would like, no visitor of example.com can't visit your website. In that case, example.com's IP is (192.168.0.1). Here you can type the IP on "IP address or domain" box that you want to block, and click Add button to block it.

SSL/TLS

SSL/TLS

SSL is the short form of Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is basically developed by Netscape. SSL is created to deliver private documents through the Internet. It is popular in all types of browsers, and also very popular to keep personal information such as credit card information, email, passwords etc. on the Internet.

Through SSL, an encrypted connection is created mainly on the web server and web browser. As a result, if you are connected to a web browser and no third person can steal your information.

TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL do the same thing. With SSL / TLS function you can manage your domain's SSL. From here, you can install, delete or modify SSL as per your requirements.

Hotlink Protection

Hotlink Protection

Hotlink Protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files and pictures on your website. Through Hotlink, an image of your website, another website usage it via HTML code at their webpage. And thus their website uses your Bandwidth.

To enable Hotlink Protection, login to your C-panel. Then click Hotlink Protection from security. Now click on Hotlink Protection Enable and mark on "Allow Direct Request" like the image above. Then click on Submit Button to finish your work.

Leech Protection

Leech Protection

File directories can be protected with Leech Protection. And how many times a user can access this directory within a specific time, it can be determined.

  • Home Directory (/home/user)
  • WebRoot (/public_html/www)
  • Public FTP Root (/public_ftp)
  • Document Root (/public_html)

As you would like to "Enable" Leech Protection in these directories. From Leech Protection, select your specific folder.

Leech Protection

Now enter your number of logins, that the user how many time can access this directory within 2 hours. Mark Email Alert and Disable Compromised Account and then click on Enable button.

SSL/TLS Wizard

SSL/TLS Wizard

The SSL/TLS Wizard is basically like the SSL / TLS function. It allows you to add SSL to your domain according to some step. And you can install SSL on your domain as you need.

ModSecurity

ModSecurity

ModSecurity is basically known as Modsec. This is a popular open source web application firewall. It keeps your website safe.

SSL/TLS Status

SSL/TLS Status

From here, you can find all the information off SSL that are adding to your domain. Such as purchase date, license duration etc.

Let’s Encrypt

Let's Encrypt

From here, you can get some information about SSL. Also if you need, you can install a new SSL from here.

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