ConfigServer Firewall (CSF) allows you to manually add an IP addresses to the allow list in your server’s firewall via a GUI in the WHM web portal.
It is a good idea to allow IP addresses on your server as it will help prevent you getting blocked from your server.
To obtain your local WAN IP address, navigate to http://www.whatismyip.com/ and copy the number at the top of your page.
- First you will need to log in to Web Host Manager (WHM) generally https://<server>:2087 with your root credentials
- Once logged in, click on
ConfigServer Security & Firewall.
- Next, scroll down to the
csf - Quick Actions. Here you will see a number of different options for managing IP addresses.
- Look for the
Quick Allowoption (it should be a green box).
- All you need to do is type in your IP copied , then click on the
Quick Allowbutton. It is also a good idea to write a comment, such as “Server Administrator” or “Website Owner”, for the IP so you can remember what it was added for.