mod_geoip Revisted including stopping spam in phpBB 2

I’ve recently moved a client’s forum onto a new cPanel server, previously it was on a home-brew Ubuntu server.
So I had to install mod_geoip onto cPanel in CentOS. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting.

First off, we need to download the GeoIP libraries. Continue reading “mod_geoip Revisted including stopping spam in phpBB 2”

Installing mod_evasive on cPanel and/or Apache

This guide details how to install mod_evasive on cPanel to help protect against DDOS attacks, brute force attacks  and other irritants.

It uses an internal hash table of IPs and URLs and can temporarily block web requests to anyone requesting a large number of page views, or making many concurrent requests. Properly configured it can help evade DDOS attacks and keep your customers happy.

You can integrate it with iptables and hardware firewalls too if you like.

Continue reading “Installing mod_evasive on cPanel and/or Apache”

Enabling mod_deflate/gzip globally on cPanel

There’s far too many reasons to mention why you should enable mod_deflate to gzip your content served by Apache. Simply put, it makes it go fast.

You can enable mod_deflate in cPanel really easily with /scripts/easyapache. Easy. Continue reading “Enabling mod_deflate/gzip globally on cPanel”

[Snippet] Connecting to Windows 2008 Server from XP

By default, Windows 2008 requires Network Level Authentication to connect via RDP/Terminal Services. This is not supported on Windows XP.  It is supported on XP SP3 but its a dirty hack to get working. Try it if you like. Or, change the security settings on Windows 2008, select Allow connections from computers running any version Remote Desktop (less secure).

This also works for XP -> Vista connections.

Installing Windows Server 2008 on PERC 4/DC

Got an older server like a Dell PowerEdge 2850 or a 2900 that you want to install Windows Server 2008 on?
You’ll need to provide extra drivers for Windows to see the PERC RAID array.

I downloaded the Windows 2003 PERC 4/DC drivers from Dell. Continue reading “Installing Windows Server 2008 on PERC 4/DC”