Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to use it.
One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way 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 a large number of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting plans offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.