What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared web hosting
accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you basically need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. As all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.