Find out more about IP blocking, why it can be so advantageous and when to use it.
One of the most productive ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you will also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud web hosting
accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you only need to type in 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 service
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them manually. Since all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you could easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.