Blocking IP Addresses with cPanel

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Updated: May 14, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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Blocking IP Addresses

How to Block and Unblock IP Addresses from Accessing Your Site Using the cPanel IP Blocker

Although our Hosting packages and our VPS already have a firewall installed to detect potentially malicious behavior and automatically blocks those IP addresses. Sometimes you will only want to stop someone or stop their IP address from accessing your website which is most often done using .htaccess file. cPanel also has a IP blocking feature to help create these rules for you

How to Block an IP Address or Address Range

Login to your cPanel

Under section "Security" click on "IP Blocker"

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Next enter the IP address or address range in the box and click "Add"

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You should then see a confirmation screen like this:

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You should now see the newly-added IP or range in the "Currently-Blocked" list:

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If desired you can check your Websites ".htaccess" file and see that the block was added

How to Unblock an IP Address or Address Range

This only works if cPanel's IP Blocker is how the IP was blocked in the first place, Otherwise the unblocking will need to be done another way

For assistance on this please do not hesitate to contact us

Log into cPanel and access the IP Blocker page as shown in the previous section

Look in the list for the IP address or address range you would like to unblock, and click the "Delete" button in that row:

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cPanel will ask you if you are sure. If you are sure you want to unblock the IP, click "Remove IP". Otherwise, click "Cancel":

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After unblocking the IP, you should see a confirmation screen

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The IP address will no longer be listed in the "Currently-Blocked" list:

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