Discover more about IP blocking, what it really indicates and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our Linux web hosting
offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with simply a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't dealt with such problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, considering that our tool has a very user-friendly interface. When you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.