Monthly Archives: December 2011

FTP, FTPS, SFTP and SCP

FTP, FTPS, SFTP and SCP are all protocols in which we communicate and transfer files between servers and computers. Here is a brief overview of what each one is. FTP FTP stand for file transfer protocol. FTP is a protocol most commonly used when uploading and downloading files from a servers. The least secure method [...]

Disable Root SSH Access – Howto on Securing SSH

You should never allow anyone to ssh directly into your server as root as this could be a serious security risk should anyone be able to brute force your password. Instead, you should disable root ssh access which will force people to login as a normal user and then switch to root. Here are some [...]