Would I be able to do that on a GoDaddy VPS account?
That sounds complicated...
And my fear with getting too fancy is that I create larger security holes/risks than sticking with basics.
How/Where would I change the port??
What is the difference between SSH and SSL?
They seem similar, if not identical?!
When I need to upload files to my new server, I guess I would need SFTP, right?
BTW, in another thread of mine I am planning on making every page on my website HTTPS.
This is one of my biggest questions...
If I get a new GoDaddy VPS account, then how do I initially communicate with the VPS and do whatever so I can use things like SSH or OpenVPN?
It's one of those "chicken-and-egg" ordeals.
I need encryption to protect all communication between my MacBook and my VPS, but when things start off, I assume that all I have is Unprotected Open Communications, right?
How could you set up SSH or an OpenVPN securely if I don't yet have an "encrypted tunnel"? :-/
Not following you here...
I should be able to buy a GoDaddy VPS account with CentOS 6 and cPanel already installed.
But I'm not sure how secure that is?
And I don't know if I would need something beyond cPanel.
For now, he main things I want are...
1.) A way to create Directories inside and outside of the Web Root securely
2.) A way to Upload Files/Content securely to my account
3.) Ability to do all things necessary to make my Server and Website SECURE. (Or at least as much as one can on a VPS...)
I'm not sure what all I need, but I just know that for Version 2.0 of my website, SECURITY IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Managing a VPS/Webserver is a whole new world for me...