What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it handy?
Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. Such things could greatly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared web hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, you simply need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplya couple of clicks and you will not have any difficulties to do that even if that is your first website hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.