How do I maintain and protect my server/droplet for the long term?
Imagine a customer so ignorant that he could install a droplet but then didn't know what to do after that on a regular basis? OK, stop imagining. That's me. Droplet is installed. DNS seems to be set up adequately. Dev environment works, and mysite.com/index.html is visible to the outside world.
Now what do I do on a regular basis to keep bad guys out and my system healthy? Here's the checklist I've come up with but I'm sure it's hilariously naive and inadequate.
Then, every day or every couple of days do these things? But what's missing from this todo list?
- View OSSEC logs daily
- View logwatch logs daily?
- Every couple of days, check for updates:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade