Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so advantageous and when to employ it.
One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for an entire state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not have to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.