Find out more on IP blocking, what it really signifies and just how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You can 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 websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with just several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.