Discover more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to employ it.
One of the most productive methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you will also avoid the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our Linux cloud website hosting packages provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with just a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.