Find out more about IP blocking, what it really signifies and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most efficient ways to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that must not 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 site, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting package
from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which 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 that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.