Discover more about IP blocking, exactly what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to use it.
Once in a while you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. Such things may considerably undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything difficult 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 will block the entire range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.