Change SSH port number on VPS to prevent brute force attacks

My VPS is suffering 500 errors on all hosted website accounts intermittently everyday lasting approx. 1 minute. The hosting company (GoDaddy) has advised me that the server is under brute force attack and that changing the SSH port from 22 to something else will fix this.

I need someone to;

- change the SSH port

- make sure the brute force attack has stopped

- make sure the 500 errors are no longer happening

- perform further diagnostics to figure out the cause of the 500 errors and fix if necessary.

Skills: Apache, Linux, System Admin, Ubuntu, Web Hosting

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( 5 reviews ) Hatfield, United Kingdom

Project ID: #16941862

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Hi, cPanel expert here. I can help you in this project. Please find my previous project reviews in the following freelancer profile link: . Will complete the project qui More

$15 USD / hour
(92 Reviews)

10 freelancers are bidding on average $22/hour for this job


Hello. I`d like to help you to change SSH port number on VPS to prevent brute force attacks. As for me, I'm a professional system admin with 10+ years of experience. My main specialization is LAMP stack of technolog More

$22 USD / hour
(38 Reviews)

Do you have any web panel installed on the server or has only ssh access. If not I would recommend you to install Advanced firewall software like csf on the server along with port change. it really helps against brut More

$22 USD / hour
(80 Reviews)

Hello, I read your project description and I am ready to change the port of your SSH, it will only take 1 hour. Thank you.

$25 USD / hour
(5 Reviews)

Hello, Hope you are doing well. I have 6 years of experience on Linux and Server Seurity. I will change the SSH port and Setup New Security tools. Regards, Vishnu

$20 USD / hour
(66 Reviews)

Hi ! I'm interested in your project. I work in Linux area for 20 years and know well how resolve this sort of problem. Have you full access to this host ? (ssh + root account). It's needed to see exactly what's happen. More

$27 USD / hour
(9 Reviews)

Hi there, I can help you change the port of SSH and will perform further diagnosis to make sure everything is fine.

$22 USD / hour
(3 Reviews)

Hello. Don't let high bids number stop you from checking out my proposal. ssh brute force has nothing to 500 errors on the site. Grant me access and I will figure it all out Talk soon Vlad

$22 USD / hour
(18 Reviews)

Hello, Greetings! With a proven track record of successful achievements, I am pleased to present my application for your consideration as a Freelancer. This bid is approx. I’ll give you exact budget and price on More

$22 USD / hour
(0 Reviews)

I could change your port number, look though your logs, and help to make sure that your server will not be attacked by ssh bruteforcing bots again. If interested please message me and we can go over the details. I hope More

$20 USD / hour
(0 Reviews)