Do i need to worry about security

October 11, 2015 2.6k views
Security Firewall

Hi,

I recently came across digital ocean and I am really interested to move my website over, I always hosted my websites on shared server where i can use cpanel.

My Question is do i need to worry about security and install firewall or digitalocean takes care of all the security? I am asking about server security and not code security.

1 Answer

We have a number of security articles and tutorials that can walk you through securing your Droplet. You will need to take care of these actions yourself in order to prevent unauthorized access:

This article covers setting up a non-root user, and limiting root access
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-14-04

This is an intro to Firewall article that links out to may other useful guides.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/what-is-a-firewall-and-how-does-it-work

by Justin Ellingwood
When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and set a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit the ground running with Ubuntu 14.04.
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