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How To Secure Your Linux Server

How To Secure Your Linux Server

Linux is still a mystery to most Windows and Mac OS users. But to those who have taken the time to use and understand Linux, they have experienced one of the most enjoyable operating systems out there. Often finding themselves never wanting to return to their former operating systems. While the operating system of Linux …

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PHP authentication with OAuth/SAML/OpenID, explore which solution to use and when.

PHP authentication with OAuth/SAML/OpenID, explore which solution to use and when.

Nowadays, across the web, it is common practice for websites to allow users the choice to login in to applications using their existing Facebook, Google, or Twitter accounts, instead of registering a new account. This authentication method utilizes a Federated Identity, and has been gaining popularity due to the fact that users simply do not …

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Why Authentication Using SSH Public Key is Better than Using Password and How Do They Work?

Why Authentication Using SSH Public Key is Better than Using Password and How Do They Work?

What is SSH? SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that allows users to remotely manage their servers or computers over the Internet, in which the communication between the two machines are strongly encrypted and protected from being eavesdropped. The user runs a client on his or her machine and the network connection carries …

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Fixing Redirect Loop on Cloudflare SSL

Fixing Redirect Loop on Cloudflare SSL

For those who are using a Cloudflare Flexible SSL + RunCloud + WordPress, you will be frustrated to see your site is caught in a redirect loop. Let’s see what is happening under the hood. Terminology When you are using Flexible SSL, Cloudflare will request your site without HTTPS and expect HTTP. You can find …

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7 Best WordPress Security Plugins You Probably Don’t Know About

7 Best WordPress Security Plugins You Probably Don’t Know About

WordPress is used by 31.1% of all websites in the world. No doubt that the most popular CMS is the hacker’s target. The WordPress core is relatively secure but it does not include security features to scan malware files, stop brute-force attacks, bad bots, malicious URL requests, etc. The good news is that WordPress has …

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Free Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL Certificate at RunCloud

Free Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL Certificate at RunCloud

Today, we are thrilled to announce that RunCloud supports Let’s Encrypt Wildcard certificates at not extra cost for Pro plan customers. One of the many features of RunCloud is ability to issue free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates for all of your web applications. The RunCloud team has been working tirelessly to bring the recently released …

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Cloudflare DNS for RunCloud (Security & Performance)

Cloudflare DNS for RunCloud (Security & Performance)

Cloudflare DNS is one of best DNS providers in the world. It offers free accounts so everyone can not only manage their domain names, but also benefit from the additional security and performance enabled by their integrated features. In this article, we will share some tips to enable you to use Cloudflare with RunCloud and …

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​How to Use SFTP with FileZilla to Securely Transfer Files on RunCloud

​How to Use SFTP with FileZilla to Securely Transfer Files on RunCloud

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use SFTP with FileZilla to securely transfer and manage files on RunCloud server. FTP is not secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol) uses clear text for all transmissions. Anyone is able to read the FTP usernames, passwords, commands and data by packet capture (sniffing) on the network. By …

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Creating a Superuser on your RunCloud managed servers

Creating a Superuser on your RunCloud managed servers

In this short tutorial we are going to create a superuser on our RunCloud managed servers. RunCloud is a powerful tool that makes managing your servers incredibly easy, but it can’t do everything (yet). Sometimes we will still need to log in to our servers to perform administrative tasks, or issue other commands that require …

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Spectre and Meltdown, what should RunCloud users do?

Spectre and Meltdown, what should RunCloud users do?

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have sent shockwaves through the tech world in the past few weeks, but what exactly are they? Spectre and Meltdown are both exploits caused by critical vulnerabilities in the modern processor. These exploits allow an attacker to steal and gain information that is stored in memory. At this moment, we …

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