So what better way to kick off my security related posts than to summarize the steps I took to get this website up. Big thanks to Daniel Cid for all the guidance and hand holding.
This post will provide a cradle to grave review of the process I just went through in the past 48 hours. It will include everything from configuring the server, to installing and finally hardening. Its a bit lengthy so I’ve add a few short-cuts to help those that might be interested only in a few areas:
- Configuring Your Server
- Installing / Configuring WordPress
- Hardening The Environment
- Installing OSSEC HIDS
It is important to note though that this will all be done via the command line interface (CLI) (a.k.a. terminal). It’s not complicated or difficult, but does require some working knowledge in the terminal environment. If compared to most I would be classified as a noob when it comes to hands-on system administration in the terminal environment, so if I can do it you can too. Also, if you see any inefficiencies in my process please let me know.
So let’s get started!