cPhulkd – How to Remove a Block

If you’ve been blocked by cPhulkd (cPanel’s brute force detection) then you can still login to the server via the command line, this means you can remove your IP address from being blocked by cPanel by accessing the database.

The cPhulkd database within mysql is aptly named : “cphulkd”. You can view any IP addresses which have been blocked by using the MySQL query:

SELECT * FROM brutes;

If your IP address is then blocked you can remove the block by using the MySQL query:


This will then allow you to login to cPanel again and you won’t have to remove all of the IP addresses meaning other people who have attempted to brute won’t also be allowed back in.

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