Find out about IP blocking, exactly what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many 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 lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting
account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything challenging if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplyseveral clicks and you won't have any problems to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. Once you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.