Find out more about IP blocking, why it can be so advantageous and when to employ it.
Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may drastically undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could 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 IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our Linux shared web hosting
include an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your sites, you will be able to do so with just a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your Internet sites. If 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 Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.