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Security precuations for hosting songs and movies on own server ?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by SS132203, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. SS132203

    SS132203 Newbie

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    Hi There,

    I'm starting a new website for mobile traffic , its a direct download site not via any file host.
    I wanna know how can I make my servers secure ?

    I'm having OVH servers , damn fast and huge storage
     
  2. Dingo66

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    OVH servers are protected itself.
     
  3. SS132203

    SS132203 Newbie

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    So I just host my files , and allow users to download them ?
    There must be something more like firewall etc
     
  4. Stablebox

    Stablebox Registered Member

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    Do you own the songs & movies you are allowing users to download?

    If you are unsure how to secure the dedicated server you should really consider hiring a sysadmin/management team to handle it for you. There are a lot of items which will impact how you secure the machine including the OS, web server, etc.

    Good luck!
     
  5. SS132203

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    Its from torrents m8
     
  6. papercut

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    OVH is the best for hosting files like this as they have ignored my many abuse reports to them and didn't take the sites down. They also provide DDOS protection, I believe, so a reasonably good provider for untoward content.
     
  7. Stablebox

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    Honestly, securing your server will be the least of your worries. If you don't own the rights to the content you are distributing then next to no one is going to allow you to host with them. Its legal is almost every part of the world to distribute illegal content. You see this every day with torrent trackers, they host no illegal data at all and are still constantly being targeted and taken offline.

    If you have no idea how to secure your server then you really need to hire someone whom is able to do it for you.

    As for using OVH, they will terminate your account as soon as an abuse complaint comes and honestly that will likely take all but a few hours. Music and movie companies are constantly searching for content being distributed without their permission, its a billion dollar industry.
     
  8. NickJonathan

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    Make sure you have fail2band, csf and etc installed else your server will get rooted quite fast :p