You can protect your server from brute force attacks by utilizing the free features available with Plesk and cPanel. In Plesk, you have the option to enable the Fail2Ban module, which effectively bans the source IP addresses that are engaged in brute force attacks against your server. This extra layer of security helps safeguard your server and reduces the risk of unauthorized access.
Similarly, cPanel users can install a free module called CSF (ConfigServer Security & Firewall) on their servers. CSF is specifically designed to enhance the security of cPanel installations by detecting and blocking potentially malicious activities, including brute force attacks. By installing and configuring CSF, you can add an extra layer of protection to your server and mitigate the risk of unauthorized access attempts.
However, it is important to note that although these modules provide valuable security features, they can sometimes generate false-positive alerts. False positives occur when legitimate actions are mistaken as security threats, resulting in the blocking of benign IP addresses. It is recommended to carefully review the logs and settings of these modules to minimize the occurrence of false positives.
Additionally, it is worth mentioning that while these security measures are available for free, Vastspace does not provide direct support for their implementation or troubleshooting. Users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the documentation and community resources available for Plesk and cPanel to effectively utilize and resolve any potential issues with these security modules.
Users enable and install these modules at their sole discretion. Vastspace is not liable, guarantees the performance and does not provide support and troubleshooting to servers has difficulty with these free modules.