ConfigServer provide a range of paid and free applications, including a significantly more advanced firewall, that plug directly into WHM on your cPanel server. These applications are highly recommended for anyone who is serious about the security of their cPanel Server, as they not only provide enhanced security functionality, but also allow you to easily manage a number of other basic cPanel functions, such as mail settings, mail queues, and a more advanced ModSecurity tool.
Below is a list of the free applications that we will be providing the simple installation instructions for:
CSF – this is an advanced firewall system utilising Linux ip tables
Mail Manage – allows you to adjust mail settings, such as hourly limits and email forwarders, on a per account basis
Mail Queues – easily manage your email queues with the ability to force run the queue and delete stuck messages
ModSecurity Control – if you have installed ModSecurity on your cPanel Server, this provide an advanced management interface
Explorer – This is a file system explorer web interface which allows you to also run basic shell commands within folders – WARNING: While this utility can be very useful it is also very dangerous indeed. You can easily render your server inoperable and unrecoverable by performing ill advised actions. No warranty or guarantee is provided with the product that protects against system damage.
NOTE: All of the installations below require you to be logged into SSH as root.
Install ConfigServer Security & Firewall
rm -fv csf.tgz wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz tar -xzf csf.tgz cd csf sh install.sh
Remove installation files:
cd .. rm -Rfv csf/ csf.tgz
Install ConfigServer Mail Manage
rm -fv cmm.tgz wget http://www.configserver.com/free/cmm.tgz tar -xzf cmm.tgz cd cmm sh install.sh