Restricting Access To Your VPS By IP Address

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Overview

By default, our VPS servers are accessible to any IP address on the Internet. This allows you to login from any desktop, tablet, mobile phone, etc. Additionally it allows your employees, workers, virtual assistants, etc. to also access your VPS should you want them to.

However, there may be occasions when you want to limit access to only certain IP addresses or IP address ranges if you suspect a large number of malicious login attempts. Follow the steps below to enable this restriction.

Process

  1. Remotely login to your VPS
  2. On the VPS desktop, click the SEARCH icon (magnifying glass icon) to the right of the START button and type Firewall
  3. Next, click the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security application in the results above to launch the programAccessing Windows firewall to restrict access to your VPS by IP address
  4. Click on Inbound Rules in the left pane, then dbl-click to edit the Remote Desktop - User Mode (TCP-In) ruleEditing windows firewall rules to restrict access to vps by IP address
  5. Click on the SCOPE tab and enter the SPECIFIC IPs or IP range(s) you want to limit inbound connections to in the Remote IP address section

    Editing the scope tab to restrict VPS access by IP address

    NOTE: Its VERY IMPORTANT that you enter the public facing IP address of each workstation you want to access your VPS. Many workstations actually have a private IP address that's behind its Internet router... This IP address WILL NOT WORK. To find the publicly facing IP address of your workstation, just Google "Whats my IP address". That will give you the CORRECT IP address to enter.

  6. Click the APPLY and then OK buttons and the new inbound connection restrictions will be immediately active.

That's it. You can now specifically control who accesses the login screen for your VPS by IP address or IP address range(s). This will also prevent your Event Viewer logs from filling with numerous malicious login attempts.gin attempts.

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