What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it helpful?
One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared website hosting plan
from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not legit, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlyseveral clicks and you won't have any problems to achieve that even if this is your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.