Should I add my VPS hosting account (and WHM) to my Cloudflare account?

#1

I’m hosting several Wordpress sites on my VPS server (reseller account from a hosting provider) and running them through Cloudflare. However my VPS hosting account (for example https://www.VPSexample.com) is not running through Cloudflare. I’m seeing a lot of unauthorized login attempts on SSH and ftp on my server. If I add the VPS hosting account to Cloudflare will that allow me to block the unauthorized login attempts on Cloudflare before they get to my server? Will I still be able to access WHM (https://server.VPSexample.com:2087) and Parallels Power Panel (https://server.VPSexample.com:4643)? Are there any other benefits of doing this? Are there any drawbacks I should consider? Thanks.

#2

Cloudflare doesn’t proxy or protect SSH and FTP ports.

fail2ban is supposed to be able to handle this if you have that on your server.

For my VPS, I have a firewall set up (Vultr and DigitalOcean offer this) to only allow a few IP addresses in for SSH/SFTP.

Here are the ports Cloudflare does proxy, but they’re only for the HTTP protocol:

#3

Thanks sdayman.

Are there any other benefits/drawbacks to running my VPS account (https://www.VPSexample.com) through Cloudflare?

…John

#4

Benefits are everything CF offers:

But once again, CF only proxies HTTP services, and then only on some ports.

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#5

Thanks Judge.

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