What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it handy?
If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is available. However, that's something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our web hosting plans
come with an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.