Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to employ it.
One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole state. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also steer clear of the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you buy a Linux hosting package
from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you could block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.