What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it helpful?
One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything complex if you would like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.