While I’m waiting for my hosting archive to upload to the new host (it’s…

While I'm waiting for my hosting archive to upload to the new host (it's going to take all day... It's at 29% and has been running for over 2.5 hours.) I figured I'd write about how much I'm appreciating the extra controls. I'm back home using WHM. (My other VPS is ServerCP, and I'm just not as comfortable using that interface.)

Now, though - I installed CSF & LFD (Firewall and notification system) which seem to be very proactive with notifications and keeping me aware of processes that may be going on with my account. Thanks very much to +Panah Rad for mentioning this wonderful security add on. I love that it sends notifications of excessive usage (even if it is of my own excessive usage - uploading this archive set it off.)

I also added ClamX virus scanner, but I'm not sure if I like it as much as I thought I would. I thought I'd be able to scan for viruses at the top level (WHM) but I can only see cPanel access to scanning. Hmm.. I can't expect my clients to understand and be proactive about scanning for viruses, and I definitely don't want to have to sign into each cPanel account. I don't see where I can choose to have the definitions automatically update every day or whatever period of time. Hmm.. More to learn.

CSF/LFD has an add on - ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs) - $50 (one-time fee) which I think I may get. Still need to read more about it, but it sounds like it would be active in scanning for virus upon file upload. Great! For the bored or curious, here's a link. (below)

Holy cow, I've typed a lot. Anyway, I cannot effectively do anything else on my machine until this archive uploads. Perhaps it's time for me to go do some more weeding outdoors 🙂 Happy Saturday!

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ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs)- $50 (one-time fee). ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs) is a new tool from us that performs active scanning of files as they are uploaded to the server. Active scan...

7 thoughts on “While I’m waiting for my hosting archive to upload to the new host (it’s…”

  1. That's fascinating to me, +Jean Egan.  I do a little hosting myself, but I'm just a dabbler with only 3 sites under my control – and indeed, in case I'm somehow managing to sound like the techie I'm not, all I really do on those is listen to my friend's ideas, write the exact words and them make it all pretty using tools a monkey could operate.

    Yes, I'm a musician all day long, but mamas, don't let your children grow up to be rockers.  It's a hard life, and if it weren't for the fact that I own a small pizza business, I'd have to subsidize by performing grunt work for someone else.

  2. +Jean Egan, I know we're still v-strangers (to coin a word that could become #viral ), hence if this question is too personal, please feel free to say so, but I have to ask – what do you do that requires gadgetry with such impressive-sounding names?

  3. Hehe – thanks for asking, Zed it's always a pleasure to share! I design/program/host websites for individuals and small to medium sized businesses and design and program for larger businesses (Larger companies often can afford to host their own sites).

    I offer hosting because it makes my development costs lower for my clients – but I recently had a trojan virus attack and a few of my clients (and my) sites were compromised. Not fun! With this protection, I hope to get back to the fun stuff and enjoy my job again 🙂

    I know you are a musician – do you do that full-time? (If so, what a dream!!)

  4. Oh nice! Yes, good to have some money coming in between gigs, I'm sure 🙂 My sister and I are more artistic than musical, but her husband and his family are all very musically inclined and seemed to have passed that down to their children. I'm a little jealous of people who can create music and can jam together. Drawing together doesn't sound as fun, haha!

  5. What an interesting notion… cartoonists jamming… offhand, though, I'd have to agree with you.  It's a terrible idea that would undoubtedly result in a tidal wave of wrist injuries, should it become #viral (there's that word again).

    Is music really a gift?  I'm not sure.  I have to do it.  It pours forth from (or possibly through) me, and if I don't release the metaphorical steam of it by performing and/or recording, I grow frustrated and generally useless until the pressure is relieved.

    I wish I could draw.  I never could.  Hmm.  Erma Bombeck was right.  The grass is always greener over the septic tank.

  6. Actually, us talking about this made me think – maybe I will bring a sketchbook to the coffeeshop next time I go listen/watch them all jam & I can just draw and enjoy the surroundings.

    By the way, with my most recent trojan / virus infection, I'm sorry, I've been cringing every time I see that word, hehehe! I'm sure it will fade in time and I'll get my love for viral stuff back but right now the wound is too fresh. Hey, have you seen that "Will it blend?" series? Best viral video series ever. (Of course, just my opinion!)

    Nice to meet you more, Zed. Hope you have a nice weekend!

  7. Good idea, +Jean Egan.  Michael Pare, in the character of "Eddie Wilson", once told his lead guitarist to quiet himself, listen to the sounds of the woods, and then play the music he heard.  This is nearly the same thing in reverse.  I think you're onto something.


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