How to Block Specific IP Address with UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall)
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Jan 07, 2017

As any server admin will tell you, having a website means you're going to have people trying to hack it. One of my servers seems like it's under constant attack from various IP addresses, and though there are many things that can be done to mitigate an attack on your server, one of the easiest is to simply block all requests from the specific IP address of the attacker. I like to use Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) for managing my IP tables entries because as its name implies, it makes things less complicated. To setup UFW, follow the directions on Digital Ocean. Once you're setup, here are some...

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How To Secure Apache with SSL Certificate from Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 09, 2016

I love this article! It's so easy to encrypt everything now... for free! How To Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

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Hardening (Increasing Security) for SSL on Ubuntu 14.04 and Apache2
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 04, 2016

It seems like I've been undergoing a lot of security audits recently, and though they can sometimes feel like colonoscopy with people going through all my code and questioning everything, it's also a great opportunity to become a better developer. One of the easiest ways to increase security for your server is to optimize your SSL (Security Socket Layer). To give credit where credit is due, I took a lot of the suggestions from Laravel News, but this tutorial will be more generic in that you don't need to be using Laravel or Forge to optimize your SSL. I'll also try to be very specific in what...

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