How to Configure Firewalld (Basic Commands)

Installing Firewalld grants a long list of commands available for configuring iptables rules. But there are a few tasks you should understand to get started with securing your server. Below we cover: Basic Firewalld CLI Commands Change Firewalld status Runtime Vs. Permanent Reload Firewalld Firewalld Zones Firewalld Services Firewalld Ports Panic mode Firewalld raw files Read More >

Backup Manager cPanel Guide for VPS/Dedicated Servers

The cPanel Backup Manager feature allows you to automatically make backups of your account’s files. This includes your database files and the website files within your cPanel account. Backups are stored on separate physical hardware from your hosting account. This is done to provide a secure and safe backup away from your web hosting server. Read More >

How to Check if a Port is Blocked with Netcat / Ncat

If you’re unable to connect to FTP, MySQL, or another service on your server, the port could be blocked by a firewall at many points before the actual software: Local workstation Local network router Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Proxy DNS Resolver Internet service provider (ISP) (e.g. Verizon) Web application firewall (WAF) (e.g. Sucuri) Content Read More >

Resource Guide — Types of Websites You Can Build With WordPress?

WordPress was originally developed to revolutionize blogging. However, as the platform grew, it was quickly realized that WordPress can create any type of website. With endless customization and an easy-to-use interface, there is no limit to the type of website you can build.  In addition, WordPress, which is popular with beginners and web developers alike, Read More >

How to Find Your Local Router IP Address in the Terminal

You can use your local router’s internal IP address to test if a port is blocked by your local network, internet service provider (ISP), or virtual private network (VPN). Most operating systems (OSs) – Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, etc. – with a graphical user interface (GUI) have pre-installed software that can give you this information. Read More >