Find out about IP blocking, what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
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 instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your website is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our Linux hosting packages
come with an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, because we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never addressed this kind of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. Once you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.