Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so useful and when to use it.
Occasionally you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can greatly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just a few clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the undesirable traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, as we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never addressed such problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a full list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.