What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most efficient methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do that. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are needed, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you basically need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.