How to Enable/Disable Firewall

How to enable CSF from a command line using Linux?


CSF is the most popular application level firewall used by VPS hosting providers.


You can use the switch ‘e‘ on with the command CSF to enable ConfigServer Security & Firewall on the command line.


Enable csf firewall: (Enable CSF firewall using the following command). The same command can be applied on Linux VPS hosting or Cloud or dedicated server of any linux flavours such as Centos, RedHat, Ubuntu.

# csf -e


How to disable CSF from the command line using Linux in Dedicated Server?


Use the switch ‘x‘ to disable CSF.


Disable csf firewall:

# csf -x


To restart the CSF, you can use the ‘r’ switch.


Restart csf firewall:

# csf -r

Disable/Enable CSF Firewall through WHM


Login to WHM.


Type firewall in Find bar and click on ConfigServer Security & Firewall link.



At this page, click on the Firewall Disable button


At this page, click on the Firewall Enable  button


If you are shared hosting customer with  us, Then you do not have the option to handle or start and stop the CSF firewall, This will specific only for Linux Dedicated Server users.


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