If I install Apache server on Fedora Core how much security stuff do I have to do?

Question by green_e_zeleno: If I install Apache server on Fedora Core how much security stuff do I have to do?
I would like to run my own web server but I don’t want to deal with being hacked all the time. I know linux is significantly more stable than MS security wise, but still…how much security stuff do I have to do in order to secure my server?
Thanks

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Answer by Adrian
Follow some of these guides, they should have some for Fedora:
http://www.howtoforge.com/howtos/linux

I use ISPConfig for web administration:

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My Ubuntu server setup was this (for reference):
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu8.04-lts

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One Response to “If I install Apache server on Fedora Core how much security stuff do I have to do?”

  1. DeFtOnEs December 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM #

    If you install BIND and/or HTTPD (apache) on fedora, you shouldn’t have any problems even with the default configuration. Depending on how and where you install your default index.htm(l). The one thing you might want to look into, if you are into security…..create symbolic links to your web-pages in “chroot”.

    chroot will basically put symbolic links into the directory where your web-pages are located, instead of putting the actual web-site into said directory. This will give an added layer of security to your website.

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