cPHulk help newbie Apply protection to local and remote addresses


Sep 8, 2012
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Hi, I am a newbie to cPHulk and need some help with the settings.
I have enabled it on VPS

Please can someone explain in very simple terms (I do not understand exaclty the cpanel documentation on this) the difference between:

Apply protection to local addresses only
Apply protection to local and remote addresses

Which do I need

I'm receiving several alerts where it seems hackers are attempting to login and all seem to be using
and trying common usernames, none of which I have

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Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Here is the information on that setting:

  • Apply protection to local addresses only — Limit username-based protection to trigger only on requests that originate from the local system. This ensures that a user cannot brute force other accounts on the same server. This is the default setting.
  • Apply protection to local and remote addresses — Allow username-based protection to trigger for all requests, regardless of their origin.
This specifically applies to the username-based protection section, which is described as this:

Username-based Protection — Whether to enable the username-based protection settings. Set the toggle to On to enable the Username-based Protection setting. Username-based protection tracks login attempts for user accounts. When you disable cPHulk, existing account locks will remain. This setting defaults to On.

If you're getting a lot of remote attempts, you could switch it to the "local and remote" option.