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Frequent connection timeout errors due to cPanel firewall issues

Make sure that your browser is up to date. Sometimes the “Connection timed out” message can appear if your browser is out of date. Outdated #software can have compatibility issues and bugs that can cause this and other errors to appear. 

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 408 #Request Timeout response status code means that the server would like to shut down this unused connection. It is sent on an idle connection by some #servers, even without any previous request by the client.

To fix the problem, be sure that your browser is up to date.

To Fix the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Error:

1. Check Your Connection. Google Chrome, Firefox, and Edge all recommend that you should check your network connection.

2. Disable Firewall and Antivirus Software Temporarily. Firewalls and antivirus software are intended to protect users and their systems.

3. Disable Proxy Settings.

4. Change DNS Servers.

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Using CSF firewall to block countries

This article will guide you on how to block/allow countries in the CSF #firewall. CSF is used to restrict or allow countrywide IP ranges in the server using the country codes. For every country you want to deny, you just enter those letters in the field (separated by a comma). Once you're done, scroll to the bottom of the page and click CHANGE. This will restart the firewall, and you're now all set to go.

ConfigServe Firewall (#CSF) is a firewall configuration script created to provide better security for your server while giving you an easy to use and advanced interface for managing your #firewall settings in cPanel servers.

To limit the ability to connect on a specific port or ports to visitors with IP addresses originating in a specific country or countries, you must:

1. close the ports in the firewall.

2. define the country code allowed to connect on those blocked ports.

3. specify the blocked #ports to be opened for the specified country.

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