Restrict IP Address in Apache Ubuntu

Restrict IP Address in Apache Ubuntu

Restrict IP address in apache ubuntu; Through this tutorial, we will show you how to block, disable or restrict IP address access in apache ubuntu 22.10, ubuntu 21.04, ubuntu 20.04, ubuntu 18.04 and ubuntu 16.04 server.

How to Restrict/Block IP Address in Apache 2 Ubuntu

Use the following steps to restrict or block or deny IP address in apache 2 ubuntu server; as follows:

  • Open 000-default.conf File
  • Update 000-default.conf File
  • Restart Apache Web Server
  • Test with IP Address

Open 000-default.conf File

Open your terminal and execute the following command on terminal to open 000-default.conf file; as follows:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Update 000-default.conf File

Then add Directory tag for restricting IP address. we added “”, you can replace which ip you want to block; as follows:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that
  # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
  # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
  # specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
  # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
  # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
  # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.
  ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
  DocumentRoot /var/www/html
  # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
  # error, crit, alert, emerg.
  # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
  # modules, e.g.
  #LogLevel info ssl:warn
  ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
  CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
  # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
  # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
  # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
  # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
  # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
  #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf
  <Directory /var/www/html>
     order allow,deny
     deny from
     allow from all

Restart Apache Web Server

Execute the following command on terminal to restart apache web server; as follows:

sudo service apache2 reload

Test with IP Address

Open browser and check your IP; as follows:




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