If you want to bypass the Sucuri firewall and access your site directly (for testing or development purposes), you can do so by configuring your local DNS to use the real (Internal) IP address of your site, instead of your Sucuri firewall IP address.

Finding your Real (Internal) IP

Go to your Sucuri firewall dashboard page. In the main site page you will see an entry with your websites and the hosting IP address of each one. Depending on whether your website list is in card or list format, it will look like this:

Card Format


List Format


Manual editing hosts file

You can modify your /etc/hosts on Unix-like systems or %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows to bypass the DNS for your site. You will need to add a DNS modification into that file telling your personal computer that your site is located at yourr (real) hosting IP.

# /etc/hosts     localhost
::1           localhost  ip6-localhost  ip6-loopback


Where 66.xx.xx.78 is your real IP address and is the domain of your website.

This good article by Rackspace explains how to modify the hosts file file on multiple operating systems.

If you've implemented Firewall Bypass Prevention, then you will need to add your own IP address (which can be found here to the FileMatch directive.

<FilesMatch ".*">
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from Sucuri firewall IP1
Allow from Sucuri firewall IP2

You can get your current IP here if you do not know how to find it.