How to Blacklist/Whitelist an IP Address in WHM

After installing cPHulk on your dedicated server, you will have new security features. The ability to block (blacklist) or allow (whitelist) IP addresses from accessing your server is a great feature. You can stop known threats or let known users connect to the server. In this tutorial, we will show you how to Blacklist and Whitelist IP addresses in WHM.

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Blacklist IP Address

  1. Log into WHM as the ‘root’ user.
  2. Type “cphulk” in the search box, then click the cPHulk Brute Force Protection link in the Security Center section.
    Searching for cPHulk in WHM
  3. Click the Blacklist Management tab.
    Whitelisting Tab in cPHulk
  4. Enter the IP addresses you want to blackist. Each address should be on a new line.
    Blacklisting IP Addresses
  5. If you want to add a note enter it in the Comment section.
  6. Click the Add button to blacklist these addresses.
    Add IP Address to Blacklist
    You will then see a success message and the IP addresses you added will now be listed along with the comment you entered.
    Blacklisted IP Address in WHM

Now that you know how to blacklist an IP address in WHM using cPHulk, we will now you you how to whitelist an IP address.

Whitelist IP Address

  1. Log into WHM as the ‘root’ user.
  2. Type “cphulk” in the search box, then click the cPHulk Brute Force Protection link in the Security Center section.
  3. Click the Whitelist Management tab.
    Whitelist Management
  4. Add the IP addresses that you want to whitelist to the New Whitelist Records section. Each addresses should be on a different line.
  5. Enter a comment if you want to add it to the whitelist record.
  6. Click the Add button to add the IP addresses to the whitelist. You will then see a success message and you will see the whitelisted IP addresses listed. 
    Whitelisted IP Addresses

Congratulations, now you know how to Blacklist and Whitelist IP addresses in WHM using cPHulk! In the next guide, we will show you how to Blacklist/Whitelist IP address via SSH.

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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4 Comments

    • Hello! Adding your own server to the IP black list usually leads to problems. Please describe what you’re trying to do in a bit more detail and we’ll let you know if there’s a simpler solution.

  • What is the advantage of doing blocks of IP addresses this way, if any, versus doing so in the IP Block feature of CPANEL?

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