How to unblock an IP address from WHMCS?

WHMCS is one of the world’s leading web hosting billing and automation platform. By using WHMCS, we can manage the billing and all billing related things simply and effectively. Here, CryBit going to explain a trick to remove a banned IP address from WHMCS blocklist.

By default, WHMCS only allows three unsuccessful login attempts from an IP address. After the third failed login attempt, the local IP address will be blocked on the server for this incident. The blocked IP address will be removed from the database after a predefined period of time. We can manually remove blocked IP addresses from its database by editing the database associated with the WHMCS installation.

If you have the details about the database associated with WHMCS installation, you access it from the PhpMyAdmin client. This article will help you on it; Accessing PhpMyAdmin without cPanel login?

If you want to remove a blocked IP address instantly, please do the following steps:

Step 1 : Log into the cPanel for your WHMCS installation (Assuming it’s a cPanel server).

Step 2 : Click on PhpMyAdmin under Databases tab.


Step 3 : Select WHMCS’s database.

Step 4 : Browse the table “tblbannedips.”


Step 5 : Click on tblbannedips and search for the banned IP address.


Step 6 : Click the “Delete” button.

That’s it!!

Please try to login once again. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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