Discover more about IP blocking, exactly what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting
account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log inside to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything challenging if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, as we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not tackled this type of issues in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.