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In this article, we will discuss how you can disable ModSecurity through your cPanel account. ModSecurity is an important apache module that protects your site from possible hacks, and, thus, it is enabled on all new accounts by default.

However, in the course of development you may encounter a situation, like a 406 -- Not Acceptable, error in which you must disable ModSecurity. Follow along with the steps below to see how you can disable ModSecurity for individual domains or all domains on your cPanel account.

Disable ModSecurity for Individual Domains

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Under Security choose ModSecurity
  3. Under Configure Individual Domains, Switch affected On or Off (For all domains, ModSecurity is On by default)

You will receive alert messages of success and warning.

Disable ModSecurity for All Domains

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Under Security choose ModSecurity
  3. Under Configure All Domains, click Disable
  4. If you wish to proceed, click Disable All

You will receive alert messages of success and warning. If you change your mind, click Enable to re-enable ModSecurity

Well done! You know how to disable ModSecurity through cPanel.

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n/a Points
2017-01-23 9:00 am

i disabled the mode security successfullly.......... but its not working again its showing the 406 errod

Staff
43,032 Points
2017-01-23 6:33 pm
The mod_security tool only disables minor rules. If you are still getting it, then you are likely running up against a major rule. You will need to contact your hosting support to see if that rule is able to be disabled for you.
n/a Points
2017-04-21 11:29 am

I cannot find modsecurity in my cpanel. what should i do

Staff
2,377 Points
2017-04-21 11:51 am
Edifofon, it is possible that your cPanel may not have this plugin enabled, or otherwise available. I would recommend contacting your host for account specific assistance.

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