How to move Website + Database from cPanel to vestaCP!

In our previous article, we explained how to use vestaCP and explored some of its features. If you haven’t already read the article you can go and read at cPanel Alternative: VestCP. But if you already have an idea on how to use vestCP than its fine to continue with this article. In this article, we will see how to move website + database from cpanel to vestaCP server.  So let’s dive into it.

Step 1: Compress website data and download database!

The first step of the transfer begins with obtaining your data from cPanel server. Log in to your cPanel account and open File manager.
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How to install ModSecurity (mod_security) in apache web server on Ubuntu!

ModSecurity is one of the best web application level firewall, it can stop most of the common web attacks before even they reach your web application. If your website is vulnerable to an XSS attack, and ModSecurity is installed in your server than it can easily prevent that attack from reaching your web application, that does not means you should stop securing your web application, but its another layer of security for your web applications. In this article we will see how to install modsecurity in apache server.

We will manually compile it from source, so that we can have all the options available for us to modify and make good use of modsecurity.
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How to hack WordPress through plugins!

Word press is one of the most used blogging platforms, and word press core (word press without plugins) is pretty much secure already. As word press is a blogging platform we need additional plugins to extend its functionalities, there are many plugins available to even completely change your word press installation to an e-commerce site. But even the word press blogs needs a plugin to make good use of WordPress installation.

Most people use plugins:

  • To fix their search engine optimization.
  • Take WordPress Backups
  • Track Visitors
  • … and a lot more!

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How to backup and transfer a Proxmox VM to another Proxmox Node

Moving proxmox virtual machines between different servers became very easy with recent proxmox updates. You can use proxmox web GUI or command line interface to create a proxmox virtual machine backup and than move to a remove server. In this article we will see how to backup and transfer a proxmox vm to another proxmox node, both using GUI and command line.

Step 1: Enable your disk to store backups

Normally your hardisk is enabled to be used for:

  • Disk Image
  • Iso Image
  • Container Template
  • Container

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How to use sqlmap to hack a website through SQL Injection!

Disclaimer: This article is only for educational purposes, please only perform this penetration test on the site you are authorized to pen test.

I know this method has been discussed alot many times already on many blogs and sites, but still I would want to explain it a little differently. Tools or softwares that you need to perform this tests are listed below:

  • Kali Linux
  • sqlmap (Already installed in Kali Linux)
  • Burp Proxy  (Already installed in Kali Linux)

Use Burp Proxy to Intercept HTTP Traffic!

If you have Kali linux installed in Virtual machine or your computer, than most probably sqlmap and Burp proxy will be there.
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How to install Nginx, PHP, PHP-FPM and MYSQL from source to run a wordpress site on Ubuntu 16.04

Many Linux package managers have built in packages for nginx, php and mysql, they are good if you have less experience with Linux, but installing from source will give you more control our installation locations, settings and much more. So today we will see how we can install Nginx and PHP-FPM (from source) and mysql from the package manager and finally run the word press site. I am going to use Ubuntu 16.04 server distribution.

Step 1: Download and install Nginx!

The first thing we are going to do is install our web server (Nginx). I am going to put all the downloads in one separate folder so that we can keep things organized.
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How to create Windows VPS in Proxmox through Template!

Manually creating a windows vps (windows server 2008 or windows server 2012) is really a hectic job in proxmox, because you need to manually install drivers as well. I’ve been working with proxmox lately and created some templates so that one can easily clone them. Once the template is cloned it is ready to use.

Let see how we can create windows vps in proxmox through a clone.

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cPanel Alternative: VestCP! Complete guide on how to install and use vesta cp

Recently I’ve stumbled upon a very beautiful control panel while installing it for a client, by beautifull, I mean its actually is really beautifully designed and very easy to use as well. Control panel name is VestCP its a grest alternative to cPanel (cPanel costs $15/month for a VPS), since most of the VestCP features are free to use, you can look at their site here.

Features that comes with Vesta CP

  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Mail Server
  • Pre installed firewall and fail2ban
  • FTP
  • DNS

You can easily install all these features with just one command, today we will see how we can install Vesta CP on a fresh Cent OS installation and use it to host a website.

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Host a website on a VPS without any technical knowledge!

One of the major issue these days is how to manage a VPS to host a website (run apache, mysql and other necessary modules required to run a website). How ever if you have very less or no technical knowledge, you can still rent a vps and run multiple sites.

Prerequisites

  1. You need a VPS, you can buy from 9xhost or 9xvps.
  2. Ubuntu 16.04 or 14.04 installed on your VPS (64 Bit)

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How to setup cloudflare for your domain!

Most of the people know cloudflare is a tool to speed up their site and protect them from DDOS attacks, its true. How ever we can easily manage our DNS through cloudflare as well. Let see how to setup cloudflare for your domain.

Step 1: Register on their site

Note : If you already have an account, please jump to step 2.

First step is to register at CloudFlare site so that you can start using their services. You can register here.

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