Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to use it.
One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 from accessing your sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.