What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it handy?
If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something quite popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our Linux shared web hosting services
offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with only a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, considering the fact that we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, which is our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never dealt with such problems in the past, you will not have any difficulties, considering that our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As you visit the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.