Find out more about IP blocking, why it can be so useful and when to use it.
One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting package
from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a click anytime.