How to block an IP address

This FAQ will help you to block an IP address from accessing your server

There are many reasons to block an IP address from accessing your sever. Most are security reasons, for example, to prevent Site Scrapers and Spammers. Otherwise, they might just be for personal reasons; for example, you may run a forum with an annoying member – blocking their account wouldn’t stop them from signing up with a different email address; blocking their IP address would mean they couldn’t access your site at all from their machine.

The following steps apply to Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 and Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020:

Step 1 of 7

Start by logging in to your Control Panel and scroll down to ‘Web Hosting’. From there, select Manage.

General Control Panel

Step 2 of 7

On the next page, select Manage for the account you wish to use.

Web Hosting Manage

 

Step 3 of 7

Select the three-dot icon for the package you want to edit. From there, choose Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

cPanel Admin

 

Step 4 of 7

On your dashboard, select the cPanel Admin button that appears above Settings.

Dashboard

 

Step 5 of 7

Select IP Blocker under the Security section.

IP Blocker

 

Step 6 of 7

Enter the IP address you wish to block in the Add an IP or Range field.

Enter IP Address

 

Step 7 of 7

Once done, click Add.

 

The following steps apply to Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 and Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020:

Step 1 of 4

Log in to your 123 Reg control panel.

 

Step 2 of 4

Select the relevant domain name from the drop down box and click on the Manage button.

Scroll down to the web hosting section.

Web_hosting_section.jpg

 

Step 3 of 4

Click on the IP Address Blocking option in the Web Tools section.

 

Step 4 of 4

Enter the IP address you wish to block into the Configure IP blocking field and click on the Create button.