Find out more on IP blocking, what it really means and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also prevent the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared hosting
accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, because you will use an intuitive interface - you just need 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 that you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, you only need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting plans
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.