Learn more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to use it.
One of the most efficient approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our Linux shared website hosting packages
come with an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.