Learn more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to use it.
In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something quite frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our web hosting
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not dealt with this sort of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, since our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally quick.