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  • Ressler
    started a topic Making the Leap to Iworx

    Making the Leap to Iworx

    Hello everyone,,

    I'm new here and figured this would be the place to post. I've been using cPanel since early 2004 and have been somewhat attached to it. Then I heard about Interworx and gave the demo on the site a try and found it pretty sweet. I'm planning on switching servers sometime this summer, and thought it would be the perfect time to reevaluate my current server software and decide what to scrap and what to try out. cPanel development is pretty stagnant, and I'm tired of things breaking on practically every update and not being able to use Apache2 (and yes, I know CP11 is "coming soon"... it has been for quite awhile :P ). Interworx seems like a better choice based on what I've tried so far, and the community here seems great.

    I just have a couple of quick questions that would help me decide for sure:

    1. Does CSF firewall work with Interworx? Can it be integrated into Iworx like it can with cpanel?

    2. Would it be possible to order a leased license to try it out on my server for awhile, then if I like it could I order a one-time license? I know there's a demo available, but my server is currently running cpanel and they would probably conflict with each other, wouldn't they? Do I have another option to give Interworx a try?

    3. I read in the FAQ that Interworx https://tradevenue.se
    uses PHP4, and PHP5 breaks most of the scripts installed with it. I also read somewhere that Iworx runs its own versions of Apache and PHP, so I could install PHP5 and use that for my account... is that true?

    I think that's all. Thanks for any info you guys can give! :)
    Last edited by Ressler; 12-04-2019, 01:40 AM.

  • d2d4j
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    Hi dadi01

    I can also confirm CSF works lovely in interworx and the additional features of chirpy makes it lovely

    You could also install chirpy CXS to additional protection.

    We have installed CSF and cxs

    Nico also uses chirpy CSF and posted a good how to to exclude certain folders such as php-fpm

    Kudos to chirpy

    Many thanks

    John

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  • chirpy
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    Originally posted by dadi01 View Post

    i need answer Does CSF firewall work with Interworx? Can it be integrated into Iworx like it can with cpanel?
    Yes and Yes. When installing csf it will integrate with Interworx and is available from the Nodeworx menu.

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  • dadi01
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    Originally posted by d2d4j View Post
    Hi

    Sorry missed one of your points

    You would not be able to run both CPanel and interworx on the same server unless you use vps

    Many thanks

    John
    i need answer Does CSF firewall work with Interworx? Can it be integrated into Iworx like it can with cpanel?

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  • mukulb
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    Ya it is better to go for new one. And the experience is also better compared to CPanel.

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  • chirpy
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    Originally posted by d2d4j View Post
    Your csx looks interesting. When is it due out of beta and would Maldet need stopping
    We've now officially released cxs for InterWorx.

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  • Nico
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    Hi chirpy d2d4j Ressler
    Sorry for late reply, just been busy creating servers and migrating away from cPanel, yes CSF is easy to install and to replace the APF, in fact CSF handles all this, but the 'default' config needs to have somethings added. To install you could as root#

    yum install -y perl-LWP-Protocol-https perl-Sys-Syslog perl-libwww-perl.noarch perl-LWP-Protocol-https.noarch perl-GDGraph

    cd /usr/src
    rm -fv csf.tgz
    wget https://download.configserver.com/csf.tgz
    tar -xzf csf.tgz
    cd csf
    sh install.sh
    perl /usr/local/csf/bin/csftest.pl

    # Enable Check for IPs in RBLs and Server Security with email to your email address.

    CSF on InterWorx
    ================
    1. Enable csf in InterWorx > NodeWorx > Plugins > CSF
    2. See the InterWorx section in /etc/csf/readme.txt

    Depending on the PHP versions and other programs you need to add some extra rules...

    Razor and Pyzor folders in /tmp need to be excluded from warning email.

    Add:
    ====
    csf.fignore, Directory Watching

    /tmp/\.pyzor
    /tmp/\.razor

    csf.pignore, Process watching

    exe:/usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
    exe:/usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
    exe:/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
    exe:/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
    exe:/var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd
    #
    # Added by Nico - Interworx
    #
    exe:/usr/bin/perl
    exe:/usr/sbin/rpcbind
    exe:/opt/remi/php72/root/usr/sbin/php-fpm
    exe:/opt/remi/php73/root/usr/sbin/php-fpm
    exe:/opt/iworx/iworxphp72/root/usr/sbin/php-fpm
    cmd:/bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --basedir=/usr
    #

    Should get you going...
    Kind regards,
    Nico
    Last edited by Nico; 09-16-2019, 08:02 AM. Reason: added Ressler

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  • chirpy
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    You would not need BFD with csf installed.

    We have several customers running cxs on InterWorx without issues, so we're hoping to bring it out of beta in the next few weeks. It would replace Maldet.

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  • d2d4j
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    Hi chirpy

    Many thanks for the link

    I see itís free so I may give it a try as it appears we would not need BFD

    Your csx looks interesting. When is it due out of beta and would Maldet need stopping

    Many thanks

    John

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  • chirpy
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    CSF has its own link within the NodeWorx menu that displays our standard UI. The addon intercepts the integrated Firewall link in NodeWorx to indicate that the server is now using csf. We install a stub script to replace the integrated firewall script so that any inbuilt actions are redirected to csf (e.g. for InterWorx support access). Everything else is as you would expect from csf:
    https://configserver.com/csf.html

    We've added regex patterns to trap login failures for the InterWorx services (mail, web, nodeworx, siteworx, ftp, etc). csf is preconfigured for the InterWorx environment on installation, e.g. correct port configuration.

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  • d2d4j
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    Hi chirpy

    Many thanks for posting

    I was wondering how nico changed from APF to CSF

    Could you post any more details

    Many thanks

    John

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  • chirpy
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    > 1. Does CSF firewall work with Interworx? Can it be integrated into Iworx like it can with cpanel?

    We have worked with InterWorx themselves and released full integration of CSF with InterWorx, which replaces APF completely. We have also released beta support for CXS in InterWorx as well.

    Jonathan (ConfigServer)

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  • d2d4j
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    Hi

    Sorry missed one of your points

    You would not be able to run both CPanel and interworx on the same server unless you use vps

    Many thanks

    John

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  • d2d4j
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    Hi resler

    Welcome to IW forums

    At least 1 user is using CSF in interworx that I know off so perhaps nico would post their experiences (interworx uses APF)

    Yes, anyone could rent a leased IW licence or you could ask IW for an extend to their demo licence (it is subject to certain terms and conditions as expected)

    I think the php version you are referring too is the system php - and would appear to be an old FAQ

    IW uses its own php to that of system php and siteworx php

    So you could update the system php to php7.4 from the distro default php installed (centos 6 installs php 5.6 - centos 7 installs php 5.4) and I posted how to do this (the system php installed by distro is not installed by IW)

    For siteworx php versions, you could use any php version easily by allowing different php versions and setting it to your chosen php - the siteworx user could change php used in the same manor (php versions are 5.4 5.5 5.6 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 and 7.4rc currently)

    If using centos 7, you would have apache2 http2

    I hope that helps a little

    Many thanks

    John

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