Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to employ it.
One of the most productive approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may 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 Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is select any 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's part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.