Find out more about IP blocking, why it can be so useful and when to use it.
From time to time you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. Such things can considerably undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared web hosting
accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with no more thana couple of clicks and you shall not have any issues to achieve that even if that's your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't input anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.