When your company hosts a website or web app online, whether it’s an individual dedicated server or a whole server cluster, you naturally expect to have uninterrupted access at all times. However, it’s possible that in rare circumstances, your server could accidentally block your IP and prevent you from connecting and using the service.
If that has happened to you, this quick summary will provide you with all the essential information needed to verify the status of your IP. Additionally, we will offer some of the most common reasons for being blocked, as well as a few suggestions on how to unblock and whitelist your IP as quickly as possible.
In this article, we will provide an in-depth explanation of how to set up and customize the messenger feature in CSF on an unmanaged or core managed server. Let’s begin by defining exactly what CSF or ConfigServer Firewall is and what it does.
In some ways, firewalld on systemd systems is easier to manage and configure than iptables. There are, for the most part, no long series of chains, jumps, accepts and denies that you need to memorize to get firewalld up and running in a basic configuration. The rules are simple and straightforward, but there is no reason you cannot still have all the power that iptables afforded.
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
Now let’s learn how to setup hotlink protection.
Click the “Hotlink Protection” icon.
Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files (typically images) on your website. You’ll want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage. You’ll first want to make sure your own sites are listed here, so you are able to hotlink to your images.
Enter all the file types you want to protect …
… and check the “Allow direct requests” box if you want to give the ability to manually enter URLs of a protected file.
Enter the URL you want to redirect to, for anyone who tries to hotlink to your files or images.