Choosing a VPS plan with the appropriate amount of resources will ensure that your anonymous server can handle the tasks you need it to perform. If you choose a plan with too few resources, your server may not be able to handle the load and may experience performance issues such as slow response times or downtime. On the other hand, choosing a plan with more resources than you need can be a waste of money.
When choosing a hosting plan, you need to choose the best OS for your anonymous VPS. We provide the option to select from a list of available operating systems, like Linux distributions or Windows. Select the OS that best suits your needs.
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Steps to follow after choosing the best anonymous VPS hosting plan
After launching your anonymous virtual private server (VPS), there are several steps you should follow to ensure that your anonymous server is correctly set up and secure. These steps can include the following:
- Setting up an SSH key: SSH keys provide an additional layer of security over traditional password-based authentication. SSH keys eliminate the need to enter a password every time you log in to the server. This makes automating tasks and scripts that require logging in to the server more convenient. Once you set up an SSH key, you can configure your anonymous server to log all successful and failed login attempts. This can be useful for tracking suspicious activity on your anonymous server and troubleshooting. To learn more, read our blog post Using an SSH Key to Maintain Security.
- Securing the server's root account: The root account on a VPS is the most powerful user account and has complete access to the server. It is important to secure this account by generating an SSH key. Additionally, you should disable remote root login by editing the SSH configuration file and setting the value of PermitRootLogin to "no". This will prevent anyone from logging into the root account over the internet.
- Setting up a firewall: A firewall is a security system that controls all incoming and outgoing network traffic. You should set up a firewall on your anonymous VPS to block unauthorized access and protect against common network attacks. Tools like iptables or firewalld are commonly used to set up a firewall on Linux-based servers. These tools allow you to create rules that specify which network traffic is allowed and which is blocked. For example, you can block all incoming traffic except for traffic on specific ports, such as port 22 for SSH.
- Installing and configuring security software: To protect your anonymous server from malware and other malicious software, you should install and configure security software. For example, you can install anti-virus software to scan for malware or use tools like Tripwire to monitor your server for changes to critical system files. Additionally, consider installing intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS) to detect and prevent unauthorized access attempts and security breaches.
- Keeping the server's software up to date: Vulnerabilities in the server's software can be exploited by attackers to gain access to your server. To avoid this, you should keep the server's software up to date by regularly applying security patches and updates. This can include updating the operating system, web server software, and any other software installed on the server. It's essential to ensure that your updates are from a trusted source.
- Configuring the logging: Keeping track of your anonymous server activities is essential for tracking any potential breaches. You can use syslogd or rsyslogd to collect logs from different services, and you can use centralized log management software to send logs to a remote server or cloud service for long-term storage and monitoring.
- Encrypting data: If you will be storing sensitive information on your anonymous server, it's important to encrypt that data to protect it from unauthorized access. This includes encryption of files, folders, and database encryption for sensitive data stored in databases.
- Testing and monitoring: After completing the above steps, it's essential to test and monitor the security of your anonymous server. You can run vulnerability scans and penetration testing to identify potential weaknesses in your security. This can include running software like Nessus, OpenVAS, and Metasploit, which are commonly used to test the safety of servers and networks. Additionally, you should regularly monitor the server's logs and network traffic to detect
It's important to note that these steps are only those basic ones, and additional measures may be required depending on the specific use case of your anonymous VPS. Additionally, while these steps can help improve the security of your anonymous server, they do not guarantee that your server will be completely secure or anonymous.
A very important part is always to access your anonymous VPS undetected. To learn more, read our blog post, Access your Anonymous Server Untraceably.
Following these steps can help ensure that your anonymous VPS is properly set up and secure. Always be vigilant about new threats, review and update your security measures, and keep your software up-to-date to protect your anonymous server and maintain your anonymity.