What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it useful?
One of the most reliable approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. As an example, 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 can also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with a couple of clicks. No coding skills are required, as you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .