Discover more about IP blocking, why it can be so advantageous and when to employ it.
One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you will also avoid the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans
come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans
, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.