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Allow or block website access

Website Security firewall can allow or block IP addresses from accessing your site.

  • Allow IP Addresses aren't blocked by firewall security rules that restrict access by IP address to WordPress administration panels like administrator or wp-admin.
  • Block IP Addresses blocks all access to your website from the IP address.
Warning: When you add an IP address to your Block list, everyone visiting from that IP address will be blocked. For example, all web traffic from employees browsing from a large company can come from a single IP address. If you block that IP address, no one at that company can view your website.

Note: It's helpful to clear the cache after allowing or blocking an IP address.

  1. Go to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. Under Website Security and Backups, next to the Website Security account you want to manage, select Manage.
  3. Under Firewall, select Details.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Select Access Control.
  6. Select Allow IP Addresses to allow an address, or select Block IP Addresses to block an IP address.
  7. Type the IP address into the Add new IP… text box, and then select how long you want to allow or block the address.

Note: If you have multiple domains and want to allow or block this IP address for all your domains, select Apply changes to all domains.

  1. Select Allow or Block to add the address to the list.

  2. Allow IP Addresses add an IP...

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