Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    Windows VPS Advice

    I just got a windows 2008 vps to offer shared hosting to our clients, since we have been offering only linux till now, i would like to find out what security measures should be taken on the server so that we can close all security holes before we offer the service.

  2. #2
    Windows 2008 has reach featured firewall management console which you can use to align your TCP level security. Also there is a tool that can perform overall security tuning for you:
    Affordable VPS Servers - Middle East
    High performance | Green technologies

  3. #3
    Turn on windows automatic update
    Enable windows firewall
    Setup users permission correctly. Hyper-V SSD VPS USA London Singapore
    Reseller Hosting Cpanel PURE SSD CloudLinux Softaculous
    Windows Reseller Asp.NET 4.5 MSSQL 2012 SmarterMail Enterprise

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    Ideally a robust hardware firewall solution, as well as the Windows software firewall. Lock the server down based on what you are offering (i.e. web, mail, ftp, etc)

    Stop unused services for sure and don't install any roles you don't plan on using. Always keep the system up to date which is a given.

    That is just extremely high level as there is alot more too it, a bit too much for a forum post.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by PremiumHost View Post
    Turn on windows automatic update.
    I must disagree.

    Don't turn on automatic updates as Windows could be restarted. Manually select only the required updates, schedule these updates, and let your customers know what you are doing.
    Last edited by dotHostel; 03-24-2011 at 08:23 PM.
    You will only find out how good a provider is when the going gets tough

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Thank you all for the suggestions.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    You might also look into hiring a Windows Server Expert to go in and lock down the server even more. But you did go right on the Windows 2008 as it is pretty secure out of the box fwiw.

Similar Threads

  1. need advice in buy vps windows
    By waleed_89 in forum VPS Hosting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-18-2011, 06:18 PM
  2. Need Advice on Windows VPS
    By chow123 in forum VPS Hosting
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-19-2009, 07:38 AM
  3. Windows VPS: Looking for advice
    By ZeroPing in forum VPS Hosting
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-26-2008, 07:32 PM
  4. Windows VPS in the UK [please advice]
    By welldone in forum VPS Hosting
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 06-08-2007, 11:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts