Find out more about IP blocking, why it can be so beneficial and when to employ it.
Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to blog articles. This type of things could considerably undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting
provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, 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 only several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click at any time.