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Using CSF with CyberPanel

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CyberPanel is an open source hosting control panel powered by OpenLitespeed. It includes a simple firewall management interface but lacks the advanced features of CSF (ConfigServer Security & Firewall) which is developed by Way to the Web Ltd. Luckily, it’s very easy to combine the two.

How to install CSF on CyberPanel

Log in to your server where CyberPanel is installed via ssh – either as root or sudo su.

First, we need to install a few packages that CSF needs:

[root@server] yum -y install perl-libwww-perl nano bind-utils unzip

Now we can run the CSF install:

cd /usr/src
rm -fv csf.tgz
wget https://download.configserver.com/csf.tgz
tar -xzf csf.tgz
cd csf
sh install.sh

Then use nano to setup your configuration:

[root@server] nano /etc/csf/csf.conf

ctrl + o to save, and ctrl + x to exit

If you have a static IP address, you may wish to add it to /etc/csf/csf.allow

Restart the firewall to activate your changes:

[root@server] csf -r

Be sure to set the firewall to ‘TESTING = “0”‘ once you’re happy with the setup and restart it to confirm.

You’ll now see that the built-in firewall with CyberPanel is now disabled automatically.

cyberpanel firewall

You now have the additional protection of CSF for your server.

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