Generally it is not secure to allow remote root login. Additionally, using Password Authentication is also insecure. So… after setting up my server at RackSpace, the next step was to setup basic SSH login security.
If you are interested, like I am, in setting up your own web server and hosting your own projects then I hope you will follow along. This guide will walk you step by step on setting up a LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP).
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