How Nexcess clients on physical (non-Cloud) servers can allow or block specific hostnames and IP addresses while managing permissions for a site or domain directory.
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A backup of your .htaccess file
An enabled global or directory-specific .htaccess file. See How to create .htaccess files for details
A Nexcess account on a physical (non-cloud) server. If you are a Nexcess Cloud client, instead contact our 24/7 support team for assistance.
The hostnames and IP addresses you intend to add to the Trusted or Blocked fields will apply to the current directory and all of its subdirectories.
Allow first, then deny: Trusted Hosts list will be evaluated first.
Type the domain names or IP addresses in the TrustedHosts field. The domain names and IP addresses listed will be allowed access to this directory and all of its sub-directories.
Type the domain names or IP addresses in the Blocked Hosts field. The domain names and IP addresses listed will be denied access to this directory and all of its sub-directories.
Click Update. A message will display at the top of the page indicating that access control has been enabled for the directory that you selected; for example, Access Control updated: global.
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