20% Discount On All Hosting Use Promocode 'PITISKING'
  • Days,
  • Hours,
  • Minutes,
  • Seconds

How to Restrict Access to Directories by IP Address

To secure your admin area from hackers, you should only allow access to your admin directory from selected IP addresses. You can create a dot htaccess file in the directory where you want to restrict access to specific IP addresses.

For example, if you have a WordPress blog installed on your main directory and you log in via example.com/wp-admin, you should create an htaccess file in /wp-admin/.htaccess and put the following code into it. Please, don't forget to replace the allowed IP address with your IP address.

order deny, allow
deny from all
allow from YOUR-IP-ADDRESS-HERE


Replace the Your-IP-Address-Here text with your IP address.


You can test this by accessing the wp-admin directory from another IP address, not mentioned in your htaccess file.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

 How to Password Protect a Directory in cPanel

You can lock a directory with a password using the cPanel's Directory Privacy. 1. Log in to your...

 How to Disable Directory Browsing Using the htaccess Rule

For security purposes, you should disable directory browsing on your website so no one can see...

 How to Protect the htaccess File

You can prevent unauthorized access to your htaccess file by adding this rule to the file: #...

 How to Enable the Two-Factor Authentication on Your cPanel Account

Security is important for our data safety. We recommend you to enable the Two-Factor...

 How to Disable the Two-Factor Authentication on Your cPanel Account

Follow this instruction to remove two-factor authentication from your cPanel account.1. Log in to...