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Enable Compression for SSH

I use SSH a lot, and I mean, A LOT! Because I manage 3 other servers, and they are located in different parts of the world, I rely completely on SSH to keep them up and running optimally.

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Managing sshd Brute-force Attacks with iptables

One effective method to mitigate brute-force attacks and attempts to break into your public server via the SSH daemon is to use the appropriate iptables rule that will handle such abuse. There are a couple that do the job really well but the one I personally use is one that works on both, dedicated and virtual, servers.

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Configure sshd Securely

Every time I set up a server, the very next thing I do is secure the Secure SHell Daemon (sshd).

My checklist for doing that looks something like this:

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Backup MySQL databases

There are so many ways to back up your MySQL databases (and tables) and all of them work just as well… until the database (DB) tables get really big.