What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it useful?
From time to time you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. Such things may considerably undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server in which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared website hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding skills are required, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range also. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you simply need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with no more thanseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.