We know that it is not easy to hire a private virtual server. It becomes a little easier when you have been working with the company longer and you feel satisfied; even though is not always like that. A provider could offer shared hosting regularly good, but it could happen that the VPS then does not possess the necessary qualifications as far as security is concerned. Although security is a very important aspect, we tend to overlook it. If you plan to keep a database or important files in your VPS, with information that may be of interest to third parties, we recommend you take the issue of security in your VPS very seriously. This is why there are some tips to consider if you want to hire a VPS or plan to do so. Security advice Protects logins using sufficiently complex passwords; restricts access by both SSH and IP at the user level. We also recommend disabling direct login by root. Monitor your VPS It is not necessary to be checking the status of your server all day; since there is software of which you can have to monitor your server, and notify you when a problem is occurring. You should be aware of the queue of emails that are generated daily and check the status of IPs that are blocked by the firewall. Make backups/backups of your files and settings frequently to be prepared in case something bad happens. Verify that your backups work as they should be. In the same way, your provider and your hosting accounts should always have internal backups with the information of your server. Recognize the vulnerabilities of your server; for this, you can use a rootkit search engine and also perform other tests to find other vulnerabilities in the security of your server. If you notice something out of the ordinary, we recommend you contact your technical support. Be always informed about the administration of systems and security tips; as well as you should always be aware of keeping your VPS software updated.