How to better configure and secure your web server

How to better configure and secure your web server

To be reassured of fizzling out on the net, you must take steps to configure better and secure your web server. Indeed, an insufficiently secure server provides access to various attacks that can jeopardize your solutions. In this article, we are going to talk about configuring and securing servers. For example, we will see some steps you need to take to improve your sites’ performance. Besides, we will give you some tips to better secure your data.

About the webserver

A server is a storage space for website data. Indeed, to create a website, you need a physical or virtual place where you can put your data.

To create your site, you must subscribe to a server that you must manage yourself. Alternatively, you can subscribe to manage by software vendor option. In the latter case, you will only be in charge of managing your website.

In our article, we’ll take it for granted that you want to secure your web server independently.

How to configure a server?

The configuration of a server may vary depending on the solution you are using. The approach you will use for a Linux (CentOS) server will be different from Linux (Ubuntu) or Windows. We recommend referring to the documentation for better management. If you don’t have enough experience, working with an expert can be beneficial. In general, when it comes to website development, configuring a web server comes down to:

  • Install applications or extensions that you need to run your web design software. Each tool you use (WordPress, Magento, or Drupal) requires a set of resources. For example, you can take the time to consult the prerequisite before you start the configuration.
  • Configure the DNS server. DNS establishes the connection between your web server and the domain name.
  • Configure your email server
  • Database management – If your site uses a database

How to secure your web server?

Before you start managing a server, you should be aware of the risks associated with it. Here are some tips for securing your web server.

Use a password that’s hard to guess

Your access to the server can be the door for future attacks. Take the trouble to set passwords that are difficult to guess.

Beware of third-party apps.

Unfortunately, you cannot use a server without third-party applications. However, take the time to verify the credibility of an app before installing it.

Constantly change your passwords.

By constantly changing passwords, you limit some people’s ability to find the one you are using eventually.

Work with experts

We are used to managing web servers for our clients. If you need assistance, contact us.

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