Discover more about IP blocking, exactly what it means and just how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most productive methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also avoid the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything challenging if you'd 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 shall block the whole range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.