Find out about IP blocking, what it really means and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also prevent the chance of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything complicated if you would like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to accomplish that even if that is your first website hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.