What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it useful?
One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also prevent the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.