In this post, I’m going to give you the tips and tricks I use on an everyday basis for handling those pesky brute force attempts by yourself on your own server. This post assumes that you know a few things about Linux systems, so excuse me if I don’t go into too much detail about a command–just remember ‘man ’ is your best friend. This information can be applied to your own Digital Ocean server, VPS, or any other system in which you can install your own software. For the purpose of this article, I’ll refer to the server, as a dedicated server from here on out. Brace yourself; this may be a long and bumpy ride! Awhile back, a long while, I started to get into hosting, this is when I first thought, “Everyone has a website, so I need one!” Not the right mentality, mind you, but that was then! It wasn’t too soon until I started to shy away from shared hosting plans into an un-managed dedicated server environment. Fast forward about to about three years ago, when I started to get into dedicated servers quite heavily. This is when I began to host gaming servers for friends, and boy, let me tell you, it was a learning experience. Before I continue, let me say that I am by no means
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