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What to do after installation?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:30 pm
by cyclone200

I've just installed my first VestaCP (actually, it was Pre-Installed with my OVH VPS).

Everything works fine, web, mail etc.

Since the panel was installed directly with the installation of the VPS, what should I do next (that has not been done between VPS installation and VestaCP installation).

Now, I've just apt-get update/upgrade. Should I disable root authentification etc.

What is your checklist after a fresh installation?

Thank you for your help.

Re: What to do after installation?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:25 pm
by peterbrinck
Well... Use it, I guess?
Create some sites, have fun

But besides that, it's always a good idea to disable root or use key authentication instead of password
Maybe general server security checkup would be good

I have not used the pre-installed version of Vesta from OVH yet, so I don't know what they do and what they don't do with the security and what practices they use