Find out about IP blocking, just what it signifies and just how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most reliable methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything difficult if you would like to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.