Configuring the Firewall on Dedicated and VPS Servers

The firewall is managed from the dedicated server’s Firewall menu.

Rules

Use this menu to find, create and adjust your firewall rules.

Administration interface: list of active firewall rules
Administration interface: list of active firewall rules

If you have a number of rules, the rule placed highest will take precedence over the others.

Adding a rule

To add a rule, choose:

  • the protocol: UDP or TCP,

  • the type of rule: ACCEPT, DROP (reject without informing the sender) or REJECT,

  • the direction: in our out,

  • the relevant IP/hosts,

  • the ports,

  • The IP version.

Not putting anything in Hosts and Ports will enable the rule for all unless a higher rule states the opposite.

Administration interface: adding a rule
Administration interface: adding a rule

To allow your own IP address to never be blocked on any port you can create the following rules:

TitleValue
ProtocolUDP/TCP
TypeACCEPT
DirectionInput
Hosts
Ports
IP versionIPv4, IPv6 or IPv4/IPv6 (depending on the stated IPs)
Example
Example

Bans

Here you will see the IP addresses currently banned and the services that they are banned from.

Administration interface: list of current bans
Administration interface: list of current bans

If you end up banned from a service, check this menu and delete your IP if it is banned and add the necessary rule.

A ban lasts for 30 minutes by default and takes place after some ten connection failures.