What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it helpful?
One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people that should not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our website hosting
offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with only a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick out any one 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 which is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you'd 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. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.