Notes on the External Firewall
For Cloud Server and Virtual Server Cloud
In the IONOS cloud infrastructure, all servers are located behind an external hardware firewall. You can configure these via your cloud panel using rulesets.
When you create a new server, it is automatically assigned a predefined (non-configurable) system ruleset (Linux / Windows).
|22 (SSH)||80 (HTTP)||3389 (RDP)||8443 (Plesk)|
ICMP packets (Ping/Traceroute) are also dropped by default. If you want your server to be reachable via ping, you must create a new ruleset and allow ICMP there.
The firewall is always active and configured with the default policy "deny all". This setting cannot be changed. Ports to be used must therefore be explicitly released.
If no ruleset is assigned to the firewall, the server is not accessible!
Creation of your own rulesets
If you need releases that differ from the system rule sets, you must create your own ruleset and assign it instead of the system ruleset.
You can create multiple rule sets, but only one rule set can be active per IP address at a time.