Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so beneficial and when to employ it.
One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also stay away from the prospect of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our Linux web hosting
come with an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a click whenever you want.