Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so advantageous and when to use it.
Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. Such things could considerably undermine your hard work, because no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared website hosting
accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, as you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is pick any 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 that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.