Find out about IP blocking, precisely what it signifies and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
Every now and then you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. Such things could greatly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud hosting packages
include an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with simply a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.