Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to use it.
One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also prevent the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared packages feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your websites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.