How To Forward Ports To Your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LAMP Server
This how-to is a wrapper for the fantastic portforwarding help site www.portforward.comTo support, and make it very easy for, those who want to set up a home server on an ubuntu 12.04 LTS server running LAMP.
I'm running a Debian 7 server via Linode VPS, and have recently installed/configured a mail server using Postfix and Dovecot. The final step to complete this was to open up ports 993, 995, 465, and 587. I did this by correctly adding rules allowing those ports in iptables.
However when I tested to see if they were open using telnet and then nmap, port 465 and 587 were not open.
In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache,MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each of the four separate LAMP components.
After years of using shared hosting, we've decided to switch to a vps. However, it looks like we're on our own this time and things are not like shared hosting where everything was taken care of by the company and all we had to do was upload files.
I'm OK with installing Lamp and other stuff, but what do I need to do when it comes to securing the server?