What is the purpose and uses of Security options in cPanel ?

1) IP Blocker

Path : Cpanel >> Security >> IP Blocker

The IP Blocker interface allows you to block access to your site for one or more IP addresses or fully qualified domain names

This feature will allow you to block a range of IP addresses to prevent them from accessing your site. You can also enter a fully qualified domain name, and the IP Deny Manager will attempt to resolve it to an IP address for you.

2) SSL/TLS Status
path: Cpanel >> Security >> SSL/TLS Status

This interface lets you view, upgrade, or renew your domains’ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. You can also view a domain’s certificate details.

SSL Types

All — Display all domains, regardless of the certificate type. This is the default search filter.
Unsecured — Display domains do not have a certificate.
Self-Signed — Display domains that you have secured with a self-signed certificate. No CAs secure self-signed certificates.
AutoSSL DV Certificate — Display domains that you have secured with an AutoSSL-issued Domain-Validated (DV) certificate.
DV Certificate — Display domains that you have secured with a DV certificate.
OV Certificate — Display domains that you have secured with an Organizational Validation (OV) certificate.
EV Certificate — Display domains that you have secured with an Extended Validation (EV) certificate.

Following are the steps for applying SSL for the domain.

3) Hotlink Protection
Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files (as specified below) on your website. Other sites will still be able to link to any file type that you don’t specify below (ie. html files). An example of hotlinking would be using a <img> tag to display an image from your site from somewhere else on the net. The end result is that the other site is stealing your bandwidth. List all sites below from which you wish to allow direct links. This system attempts to add all sites it knows you own to the list; however, you may need to add others.

4) Leech Protect

Leech Protect allows you to prevent your users from giving out or publicly posting their passwords to a restricted area of your site. This feature will redirect accounts which have been compromised to a URL of your choice (and suspend them, if you choose).

Click a folder’s icon or name to navigate the file system. To select a folder, click “Edit”.

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