Find out about IP blocking, just what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared website hosting
accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.