Find out more about IP blocking, just what it means and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also steer clear of the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
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include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplya few mouse clicks and you shall not have any problems to do that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.