Find out about IP blocking, exactly what it indicates and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that should not be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our website hosting plans
feature an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlya few clicks and you will not have any issues to accomplish that even if that is your first web hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.