What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it useful?
Once in a while you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server in which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.