Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so advantageous and when to use it.
From time to time you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your work, because no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting plans
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with simply a few mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya couple of clicks and you shall not have any problems to do that even if that's your first website hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.