Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to use it.
Once in a while you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which could result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting
account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log in to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not need to do anything challenging if you wish to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.