One of the most efficient approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
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provide an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
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accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya couple of clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if that is your first web hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.