What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it useful?
One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire country. You can also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared package
from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select 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 the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You could 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 Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, as we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not addressed such issues in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you go to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally quick.