Windows VPS allows a user to remotely control their server using Windows Remote Desktop (RDP). By default the service runs on port 3389. Unfortunately, there are many scripts and bots out on the internet just looking for hosts to attempt brute force attacks on. And guess one of the first places they look? Correct, port 3389.
As such we recommed you change it to make this kind of attack much more difficult to execute.
To change the port follow these steps
- Start Registry Editor.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
- On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then click Decimal.
- Type the new port number, and then click OK.
- Quit Registry Editor.
- Make sure you open the port on your firewall.
- Restart the computer.
- your done.
If you accidentally lock yourself out you can always access your VPS using the Terminal Server