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Malicious hackers are keen to gain access to your server. Powerful dedicated/ virtual servers, which are always on, form an important part of the hackers botnet arsenal. These botnets are used by the hackers for tasks ranging from bitcoin mining to the more malicious sending of Spam and engaging in Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Fortunately it isn't all that difficult to prevent the bot scanners from gaining access to your server. Protecting my new hobbie project's dedicated server took me less than 5 minutes. What we are going to do is: create a sudo user, disable root login, and...

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A Virtual Private Server is the next step above shared web hosting for any website. If a website on a shared host is running slowly due to high volume traffic, or is having issues with its hosting provider due to maxing out limits such as bandwidth or disk space, then a VPS is a very good option to consider. This guide walks you through the details on how to launch your forum on a VPS server. The assumption which I am making is that you are using a web host which uses a cPanel control panel. If you are not,...

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Addon Domains and How to Use Them Many seasoned webmasters may already know what an addon domain is, but others do not. This article walks through how to set up add on domains, and how to make the most of this incredibly useful feature. Let's get started! What is an Addon Domain? An addon domain is a fully independent domain that is created from within your hosting control panel, mainly cPanel. They are used if you are looking to host multiple websites sharing the same server, but they are treated as separate websites of their own. You can have your...

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In the previous installment of this series, you learned how to customize your forum's header. Using the MyBB default theme, we made a significant change which made the website look less like a default MyBB site, and more like a unique website which has had some serious effort put into it. This tutorial expands on the work from the previous tutorial, describing how to edit the main body of your forum, and how to really make it shine. For your reference, here is a link to the previous tutorial: http://forumpromotion.net/making-theme-shine-part-1-getting-started/ Step #1: Change the Forum Header Color. One thing which...

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This article has been awarded "Editor's Choice" by Twisted Fairytale for its originality and helpful content. Coming up with a good name for your website or forum is very important. A good name could mean the difference between a website which is successful, and one that it not. When you are going through the process of selecting a name, there are proven techniques which are designed to come up with as many names for your website as possible, and then eliminate the names which you do not like. Before examining the method for coming up with a good website name,...

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