What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it helpful?
One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything difficult if you want to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a click.