What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it helpful?
Every now and then you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting
accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with only several clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to do that even if that's your first hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and do not type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.