How to block an IP address

This article 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 (cPanel):

Step 1 of 5

Start by accessing your Web Hosting dashboard.

 

Step 2 of 5

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

Dashboard

 

Step 3 of 5

Select IP Blocker under the Security section.

IP Blocker

 

Step 4 of 5

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

Enter IP Address

 

Step 5 of 5

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 6

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

 

Step 2 of 6

From there, select Web Hosting or Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section, depending on which product you wish to use.

Next, select Manage opposite the ‘(bought before XX/XX/XX)’ option.

Manage Shared Web Hosting

 

Step 3 of 6

This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting

 

Step 4 of 6

On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.

Manage hosting domain

 

Step 5 of 6

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

 

Step 6 of 6

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