Find out more about IP blocking, exactly what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to use it.
Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to website articles. This type of things may considerably undermine your projects, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting
provide an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with us, considering the fact that we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not dealt with such problems in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, as our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.