Security

External MySQL connections on our cPanel servers

Although there is “possibility” to allow external MySQL client connections to hostingaccounts under our cPanel server services, those are blocked on server level by default! However there is workaround to still use external connections for MySQL:

Free Comodo AutoSSL certificates on cPanel servers

Some customers have asked about any free SSL service provider possibility on cPanel servers/accounts There is free Comodo AutoSSL possibility on all our cPanel servers (which is also auto-activated upon adding new domain/account to server). What differs from DirectAdmin packages is that on cPanel servers there is no more need for separate private_html folder for […]

Massive spambot activity on Your websites feedback/registration forms?

In last years, we have seen many spam attempts on older CMS (Content Management Systems) (where during “attack”/spam spree, automated spambots will generate up to 5000 spam e-mails) Statistically most vulnerable are old and not updated WordPress and Joomla (2.5 and lower) CMS’es. What to do if/when Your website is used for spamming:

Google authenticator and secure 2 factor authentication on our DirectAdmin servers

For a while now 2Fa (2 factor authentication) feature has been enabled on our shared webhosting servers. What to do to enable it on Your DirectAdmin useraccount:

LetsEncrypt (Public BETA) sertificates on our servers / how to use

Many of our customers have requested for LetsEncrypt free SSL certificates support to their accounts. Now we have activated this feature on all of our shared web-hosting servers!

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Security warning on DirectAdmin page?

Many customers have asked that when they arrive on DirectAdmin login page (https://212.47.208.XXX:2222 or https://yourdomain.com:2222 ) They receive a security certificate warning. Why is this

Malware and suspending customer accounts

Starting May 22nd 2014 will Radicenter close without prior notice those domains/websites/user accounts,  where owner has not responded to the malware warning information and/or whose pages contain dangerous malware (malware danger is decided by Radicenter). This measure is to ensure customer accounts security and to avoid possible future problems. Reason for this is: – Prevent […]

CMS systems and spammers

Because there have been frequent attacks against different applications and CMS programs (Joomla, WP, phpBB etc.) – our users major concern has been website safety and fighting spammers. I try to focus on some recommendations on how to secure your Web applications. Joomla Info concerning Joomla can be found HERE WordPress (WP) Info concerning WordPress […]

Heartbleed vulnerability?

1. General info about HeartBleed 2. Does/Has Radicenter have/had this problem/vulnerability? Some users that have just discovered the Heartbleed vulnerability from internet feeds have wondered that do we have this or not? Some have even used LastPass scanner to determine if they have this bug on their website (usually they get no confirmation there or […]

Gmail problems as of 05.04.2014

Some users have reported that they have not recieved emails sent from Gmail/google mailservers. This is global problem as some Gmail/Google mailservers have been listed in SpamCop RBL blocking list (more are listed every day). Errormessage that returns to sender is: The error that the other server returned was: 550 Email blocked by bl.spamcop.net” Everything […]

Problems using Mac Mail program

Most our customers that are using Mac Mail program are reporting errors where Mail reports problems with logon/server – also after those errors customers webpage might not be available. That problem has occurred globally after last Mac Mail update by Apple. Problem is that when Mail program has run too long or computer gets suspended […]

WordPress wp-admin folder / wp-login.php additional security filter

NB! Some WordPress blogs that have frequently being attacked by SpamBots / DDos – our system has automatically added additional security filter to prevent such things. Username: admin Password: radicenter How to protect wp-admin folder yourself: 1. Log on to DirectAdmin 2. From menu FileManager -> search for folder you want to protect with additional […]

How to use SSH

There is possibility to use SSH under our services to access Your webhostingaccount. 1. General information about SSH service 2. Using SSH under Windows OS 3. Using SSH under Linux OS

Joomla/WordPress adminpage (/administrator , /wp-admin/ wp-login.php) asks for additional username and password

In the last few weeks there has been frequent attacks against Joomla/WordPress Content Management Software pages. The targets have been “/administrator” / “/wp-admin” folders and wp-login.php file, purpose is to break the username and password). We have taken precaution measures to increase security and added a login filter, which prevents “robots” to try login to […]