Find out more on IP blocking, just what it means and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
Occasionally you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can drastically undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting
come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting packages
, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.