How can I lock down my VPS for further security?

In order to further lock down your Virtual Private Server (VPS) you will need to install a software-level Firewall.

The best option changes depending on your needs and operating system.

A few common Software Firewall's are listed below. All of the below options are free:

Operating System/Application

Software Firewall



Window's come pre-installed with a very reliable option, Window's Firewall. You'll be able to find lot's of information online about how to configure it to meet your needs.



IP Tables is a very robust option for all your Linux servers. You can click here to learn how to install and manage IP Tables.



ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) is a very common option for cPanel servers. It is very easy to install and use. You can click here to learn how to install and manage CSF.




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