One of the most efficient ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole nation. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to 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 check out the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything complicated if you would like to block a whole network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.