What is IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most reliable approaches to limit 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 several reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud web hosting
accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with just a few clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you basically have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.