Install ConfigServer Security & Firewall CSF in Centos Dedicated Cpanel Server with step by step and secure VPS and dedicated server with firewall protection
Every day many servers under attack so if you want to secure your own server you can install ConfigServer Security Firewall (CSF) and secure your own server or CPanel VPS from hacking attack, DDoS attack, and brute force attack.
Installing ConfigServer Security & Firewall is very easy.
Just Follow the Steps Below
rm -fv csf.tgz
tar -xzf csf.tgz
Next, test whether you have the required iptables modules:
Don’t worry if you cannot run all the features, so long as the script doesn’t
report any FATAL errors
You should not run any other iptables firewall configuration script. For
example, if you previously used APF+BFD you can remove the combination (which
you will need to do if you have them installed otherwise they will conflict):
That’s it. You can then configure csf and lfd by reading the documentation and
configuration files in /etc/csf/csf.conf and /etc/csf/readme.txt directly or
through the csf User Interface.
csf installation for cPanel and DirectAdmin is preconfigured to work on those
servers with all the standard ports open.
csf auto-configures your SSH port on installation where it’s running on a non-
csf auto-whitelists your connected IP address where possible on installation.
You should ensure that kernel logging daemon (klogd) is enabled. Typically, VPS
servers running RedHat/CentOS v5 have this disabled and you should check
/etc/init.d/syslog and make sure that any klogd lines are not commented out. If
you change the file, remember to restart syslog.
See the csf.conf and readme.txt files for more information.
Webmin Module Installation/Upgrade
To install or upgrade the csf webmin module:
Install csf as above
Install the csf webmin module in:
Webmin > Webmin Configuration > Webmin Modules >
From local file > /usr/local/csf/csfwebmin.tgz > Install Module
Removing csf and lfd is even more simple:
This perl module is required for Statistical Graphs available from the csf UI.
It is dependent on graphical libraries being installed for your OS (e.g.
libgd, libpng, etc. which is beyond the scope of this document)
The perl module itself can be installed in a variety of ways, e.g.:
# yum install perl-GDGraph
# apt-get install libgd-graph-perl
Direct from cpan.org:
# perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install GD::Graph