What is IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it useful?
One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also steer clear of the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared website hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwanted traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, considering the fact that we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't dealt with such matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.