Security.

SHA1 Root causing PCI Failure

As anyone who manages an e-commerce website will know, getting your website PCI compliant can be a bit of a pain especially when that yearly report gets sent over flagging a number of complicated issues to fix. With STORM, we’ve tried to make this process easier by adding the ability to make your website PCI […]

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Open Base Directory Restriction (open_basedir)

With STORM any new site that you add to your server will have the PHP’s open base directory restriction enabled by default. open_basedir is a security module for PHP that sets the folder paths that your website is allowed to read and write to. Typically you would only want your website to be able to […]

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Enabling automatic IP whitelisting

STORM now has the ability to automatically whitelist your IP address when you log in.  Until now, in order to access things like SSH, phpMyAdmin and MySQL you will have first needed to whitelist each IP address you require access from by following the steps in the below guide: Whitelisting your IP address Now, if […]

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IPv6

When you go to whitelist your IP via the security section in STORM you may see an unusual IP pre populated in the field, this is likely to be an IPv6 address. What is IPv6 IPv6 is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol, the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system […]

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Changing your password

Once logged into STORM, hover your mouse over your email address displayed in the top right corner of the page and click on Security Click the Change Password button and enter your new desired password into the 2 fields as well as your existing password. Click the Change Password button to change the password. That’s […]

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PCI Compliance

STORM has a one click option to help with your PCI compliance. Part of your PCI compliance will be a server scan, this option applies the requires security to pass that vulnerability scan. STORM server are very secure by default but we do not go the full way and make them PCI scan proof by […]

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Enabling remote MySQL Access

First, make sure you have whitelisted your IP address by following our Whitelisting your IP address guide. From the STORM dashboard, click on Configuration. Click the Enable button from within the Remote MySQL Access section.

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Whitelisting your IP address

By default, all ports are blocked except for 21 (FTP), 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). Adding an IP address will allow port 22 (SSH), 3306 (MySQL) and phpMyAdmin access to your server. You can enter either add a single IP address or a range of IP addresses using a slash. For example 176.56.56.1 or 176.56.56.0/23. […]

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Viewing recent changes on your server

Every change you make within STORM will be saved into the Recent Events log. This log allows you to view any activity and changes that have been within STORM. This includes changes made by other STORM users, changes made by the Nimbus support team and of course any changes you have made. This is a […]

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Enabling two factor authentication

We strongly recommend that you protect your STORM account using 2-factor authentication. To get started you will need to have an authentication app installed on one of your mobile devices, we would recommend using Google Authenticator for this which can be downloaded here. Once you have this app installed, follow the simple steps below to […]

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