HOWTO : Almost a perfect and secure Ubuntu 9.04 LAMP server

If you want to build a production LAMP server with Ubuntu 9.04 and hosting a Content Management System (CMS) such as XOOPS, you can follow the following steps to make your server almost perfect and secure. You are recommended to install a commercial or DIY Unified Threat Management System (UTM) for your network or server. If not, at least enable firewall and open necessary ports only as well as block any unwanted traffic.

However, we cannot proof that you are away from any attacks even you hardening your server with the following procedure and equipped with UTM. Be alert!

LAMP and XOOPS (the CMS)
Install XOOPS on Ubuntu 9.04 Server with security modules

Make your Apache to use SSL

Hardening your server in active and passive ways

Security enhanced Ubuntu 9.04 LAMP server with AppArmor

Secure your Ubuntu 9.04 server in a passive way

Make sure no rookit on your Ubuntu 9.04 server

Fail2ban on Ubuntu 9.04 server

SSH to use RSA key for login

Logwatch on Ubuntu 9.04 Server

vsFTP
vsFTP install on Ubuntu 8.04.1 server (but it is same as on Ubuntu 9.04)

System and PHP tuning
PHP and Apache tuning on Ubuntu 8.04.1 server (but it is same as on Ubuntu 9.04)

Ubuntu system performance tuning

Rebootless on Ubuntu 9.04
Rebootless on Ubuntu 9.04

Making a secure Ubuntu 9.04 server is very easy and almost without a cent.

Give no chance to intruders!!

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