Logging or Showing Real IP in cPanel/Apache when using CloudFlare

We recently switched to CloudFlare for our own website but even after a lot of research could not find proper documentation moreover mod_cloudflare has been discontinued and all documents are too old, so here is how we fixed it.

  1. First login to WHM
  2. Customise your Apache config and under Apache Modules select mod_remoteip (yes we will use mod_remoteip instead of mod_cloudflare)
  3. Once Apache is recompiled now you need to edit a file with name “370_mod_remoteip.conf” it may be 360 or 350 or something else but last part will be “mod_remoteip.conf” and file is available in /etc/apache2/conf.modules.d.
  4. Just add following to above file:

RemoteIPHeader X-Real-IP
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 173.245.48.0/20
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 103.21.244.0/22
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 103.22.200.0/22
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 103.31.4.0/22
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 141.101.64.0/18
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 108.162.192.0/18
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 190.93.240.0/20
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 188.114.96.0/20
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 197.234.240.0/22
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 198.41.128.0/17
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 162.158.0.0/15
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 104.16.0.0/12
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 172.64.0.0/13
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 131.0.72.0/22
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2400:cb00::/32
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2606:4700::/32
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2803:f800::/32
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2405:b500::/32
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2405:8100::/32
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2a06:98c0::/29
RemoteIPTrustedProxy 2c0f:f248::/32

 

5. Now go to WHM and under “Apache Configuration” click on “Include Editor” then under “Pre Main Include” edit the file and add:

<IfModule remoteip_module>
RemoteIPHeader X-Forwarded-For
</IfModule>
<IfModule log_config_module>
LogFormat “%{Referer}i -> %U” referer
LogFormat “%{User-agent}i” agent
LogFormat “%a %l %u %t \”%r\” %>s %b” common
LogFormat “%a %l %u %t \”%r\” %>s %b \”%{Referer}i\” \”%{User-Agent}i\”” combined
CustomLog logs/access_log combined
</IfModule>

 

Now just save and restart Apache, it should now start showing your real IP in apache logs etc…

 

 

 

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