Installing ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF)

Config Server Firewall (CSF) is a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, Login/Intrusion Detection and Security application for Linux servers.
It's is a security tool that can protect your server against attacks, such as brute force, and improve server security.

This application will work as a WHM plugin and is free. Follow these instructions to complete a basic CSF installation:

  1. Install CSF: Log into your server as root, using SSH.

    cd /usr/local/src/
    wget https://download.configserver.com/csf.tgz
    tar -xzf csf.tgz
    cd csf
    sh install.sh

    You will see "Installation Completed".

    cd ..
    rm -Rfv csf/ csf.tgz

     

  2. Configure CSF:  Login to your server via WHM as root  and go to the bottom left menu. In the Plugins section, go to ConfigServer Security Firewall.

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