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How do I block an IP address from accessing my site?

If you wish to ban a user from accessing your website in any way, the best way to do this is to block their IP address. Login to cPanel. Locate and click on the "IP Deny Manager" icon located in the "Security" category. Enter the IP address or IP address range that you wish to block. Click "Add" and the IP address will now be blocked.

How do I configure hotlink protection?

Login to cPanel. Locate and click on the "Hotlink Protection" icon within the "Security" category. To enable/disable Hotlink protection, click on the "Enable" or "Disable" button. Under the "URLs to allow access" heading, enter the name of your domain and any subdomains that will require access to server resources (images, etc). Under the next heading, enter the extensions of files you...

How do I password protect a directory?

Login to cPanel. Locate and click on the "Password Protect Directories" icon under the "Security" category. A prompt will appear asking you where the directory is located at. The default option will work for most users. Select the specific folder you want to password protect. Enter the required information: Password protect this directory - Choose whether or not the...

What is hotlink protection?

Hotlink protection is disabling external use of your resources. For instance, if your website has many useful images or videos, others may try to serve their clients the URL of your resources instead of your own in order to save resources on their end. Enabling hotlink protection will mean that the resource will only load if it is accesses locally, such as on your website.