Nexcess Knowledge Base
How to create a secure password
Attackers use specialized software designed to crack passwords by making millions of guesses per second. A secure password is your best protection, and often the most overlooked.
How to install OpenVPN
Learn how to install OpenVPN, which is available as an add-on for all Nexcess clients on non-cloud dedicated or cluster plans.
How to change email account passwords in SiteWorx
How Nexcess clients on physical (non-cloud) servers can use SiteWorx change the password for email accounts on their domain.
How to manage firewall whitelists in SiteWorx
Learn how Nexcess clients on physical (non-cloud) clients can use SiteWorx to whitelist an IP address.
How to prevent bandwidth theft or Hotlinking
Learn how to use the Hotlink Protection feature in SiteWorx to help protect your site's images and videos from potential hotlinking and bandwidth theft.
What is a web application firewall?
A Web Application Firewall (WAF) blocks all web traffic that does not meet the firewall's configured rules. WAFs detect intrusions that are known to occur and new unknown types of attacks.
How to allow or block hostnames and IP addresses
How Nexcess clients on physical (non-Cloud) servers can allow or block specific hostnames and IP addresses while managing permissions for a site or domain directory.
How Nexcess limits bad bots
We block and restrict bots that tend to create performance issues for clients’ websites, although you may ask our support team to grant access to restricted bots as necessary.
What is a Nexcess site-to-site VPN tunnel?
A site-to-site VPN is an IPsec-based encrypted tunnel that links your Nexcess-hosted environment with a remote site (must have a static IP address), creating a secure pathway between locations.
How to block IPs with .htaccess
How to block IPs specific to various countries from accessing your site.
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