Installing HeatShield

Once you connect your server to HeatShield, your server's firewall will be fully configured and managed by HeatShield.

To connect your server, you will need SSH access to your server as root.

When you log in to HeatShield, go to the Servers page and click Connect Server.

Enter a name for your server and click Connect Server.

You'll be given a unique command to run on your server. This command will install the HeatShield agent.

Now, log in to your server through SSH with the root user. Copy the command from the white box in HeatShield and paste it into your terminal.

Once the installation is complete, your server will show as connected in HeatShield with the default server rules applied.

If you would like to customize your firewall rules, you can add your credit card to use paid features.

Creating a Server with Custom Rulesets

When you have a credit card on file in your account, you'll be given the option to immediately upgrade a server when you connect it.

By placing a check mark in the box next to Upgrade Server, you can elect to leave on or turn off rulesets.


Last updated: August 18, 2016

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