What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it helpful?
One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also avoid the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with only a few clicks. No coding abilities are required, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range too. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, you only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .