What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared web hosting
from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't real, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click anytime.