What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a lot 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 cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a Linux shared website hosting
from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwanted traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, considering the fact that we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's offered with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't tackled this kind of issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP within the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.