IP Address management for VPS

For a VPS, the IP address management feature allows you to check the current status of the IP address (which can be either Active or Nulled), change the status (between Nulled and Active) and to change the reverse DNS entry (which by default is: hosted-by.leaseweb.com).

Nulling an IP address makes that IP completely unreachable to the external world (the Internet). You might want that in case you need to make your VPS inaccessible without powering it off. The customer will also lose access to the VPS. Once it’s nulled, it will only be reachable using the Remote Console. Note that each time you Null or Un-null, you might need to wait up to 15 minutes before the task is completed (a message is shown with this information).

Although it’s not mandatory, the reverse DNS name is usually required by some Internet Services (such as mailing). You may have to configure your own entry.

Managing IP address of a VPS

  1. To manage your IP address settings, login to the Customer Portal and choose VPS.
  2. Click on a VPS and click on Manage VPS, to go to the management page.
  3. On the Overview page, select Networking tab and click on the IP address from the IP address Management list.
    You can view/perform the following actions in this window:
    Field NameDescription
    Reverse DNS NameBy default, it is set as “hosted-by.leaseweb.com”. If you have your own domain name, you can optionally type the domain name here, and then click the "Update" link.
    Null route IP

    You can either null-route an IP address or un-null route it. By null-routing, you kill all incoming and outgoing connections from an IP address.

    Under Actions, click the Null-route link, enter the following information in the IP Null-routing pop-up window, and click Submit.

    Field NameDescription
    CommentEnter a comment when null routing the IP address.
    Null-routing duration (hours) (optional)Enter the total hours for which you want to null route the IP address. Note: If you do not enter a value, the IP address will be null routed until you remove it.
    DDos IP Protection

    Upgrade the DDos IP Protection type and manage profile. For more information visit this page.

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