What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. 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 nation. You can even block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also prevent the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our Linux hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.