Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to use it.
One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a pretty simple interface, you are able to restrict 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 go to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult if you would like to block a whole network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with justa few mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to achieve that even if this is your first hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.