Discover more about IP blocking, what it really indicates and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared website hosting service
from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not tackled this type of problems in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.