What is IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it useful?
One of the most productive methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you will also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a very simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not need to do anything difficult if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.