Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so beneficial and when to employ it.
Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things could considerably undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you would like to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.