Setting up my first linux server, tips and security requirements?
So the price and superior hardware options of cloud hosting have reeled me in i think. As most these options are un-managed, i thought i would come her to get some advice oh how to get this done right.
So im going to be running centos 6.3 64 bit, with webmin. I am using clipbucket CMS. I have a article on how to setup the server initially and install the required programs like ffmpeg, phpmyadmin, etc etc.
After that I was wondering what i should install to be secure and make sure everything runs smooth. I can install anything i want.
I dont have much experience with linux but so what should i install for a firewall and AV?
i heard about mod security, clam av, ip tables? do some of those overlap?
what advice would you give to a noob running his first server? i want to make sure it is secure and minimize the chance of something going wrong, if it does i want to be notified so i can fix it, maybe a monitoring service like rackspace cloud monitoring?