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How to stop brute force into cpanel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by namerodl1, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. namerodl1

    namerodl1 Registered

    Jun 7, 2010
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    How do i stop someone from brute forcing into the cpanel?

    cant they just find the IP address of my web domain name and try to brute force https://myIP:2087/?
  2. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst

    Feb 25, 2010
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    cPanel includes brute-force protection

    Yes, in theory this could happen, but an offender would not even need to find the IP address (which is as simple as doing a host lookup on the domain name). The WebHost Manager and cPanel can be accessed by domain as well, just by appending the port number. This is why strong passwords are very important.

    cPanel provides cPHulkd, which provides protection against brute-force access attempts to cPanel services. You can enable or disable it in the WebHost Manager at Main >> Security Center >> cPHulk Brute Force Protection.

    The following section in our documentation provides in-depth detail about cPHulkd:

    Use cPHulk for Brute Force Protection
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