Discover more about IP blocking, what it really means and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most productive approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire country. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud service
feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with just several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated servers
, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter 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 type them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.