Security tips for Windows Machine

 

Securing Windows Dedicated server is crucial. In reality it is similar to keeping your Dedicated server on the public network. Most of the website owners do neglect this simple move. After purchasing your Windows plans from a hosting company and receiving Dedicated server login details, security is the next smart move you need to take. Here in this article we will talk about few tips on securing Windows Dedicated server.


1. Disable default Admin account and create a new Admin Account:

The default admin account on Windows based Dedicated server is Administrator.  Most of the bots and and hackers will use the same name to attempt hacking related tasks. One of the easiest way to avoid this kind threats is disable the default Admin account and create a new account with different user name.

While creating a new Admin account username, always try to use something that is not that easy to identify and always avoid using Admin.

 

Few examples are given below:

  • You can use admin-company name

  • You can use initials-Administrator

  • You can create individual admin login account u.e. Your name-admin

 

2. Create a Secure password for your Admin account:

 

Once you change the admin username to something more secure and protected, you should also change the password of your to something more secure.

 

When creating a secure password for your account, you should consider the following factors:

  • Use at least 10-15 characters long password.

  • Use uppercase, lowercase case, numeric as well as symbols in your password.

  • Avoid using the same password again.

  • Also avoid using alternatives of the same password.

 

3. Modify the Default Remote Desktop Port:

The default process mostly given to make use of your new Windows Dedicated server, making use of Windows functionality known as Remote Desktop as well as Terminal services.

 

Suppose the default port of your server is 2222. So some bots and scripts can try to break your service through a brute force attack. So modifying the default port of account can also help boosting the security of your dedicated server.

 

4.  Block Access to RDP by IP Address employing the Windows FireWall

 

 

Once you change the default port for RDP, you should also consider blocking access to that port specific IP address. Do do this you need to have an Internet connection with static IP address to get effective results. Normal  cable/ DSL (Digital subscriber line) and wireless based connection don not come with static IP address, however you can buy static IP from your ISP (Internet Service provider).

 

One of the major issue you can face with this is that if you are trying to use your service through RDP from any other Internet connection which is not included to the whitelist, then applying this security protection could prove inappropriate for you.

 

If you are using static IP then it is highly recommended setting this up for you.

 

You need to be careful while restricting or blocking an IP address as you could lock and block yourself out!

 

6. Install An Antivirus Program

As you start using your server. You will need to download files, upload files as well as browse sites from your server. To make certain your server remains protected from virus and unwanted threats, so it is highly recommended to use an antivirus program. Although there are numerous of free antivirus options available on the web but mostly they do not support the Windows operating system.

 

7. Backup Data Regularly

At last but not least, make certain to take backup of your data on regular basis. It is recommended to save your backup on multiple places for added security and peace of mind. So in the situation of hard drive failure or other type of mishappening, you can restore your data from your backup file. At HostingRaja we provide our user with Daily and weekly backup options.

 

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