Discover more about IP blocking, what it means and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. Such things can greatly undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our Linux cloud website hosting
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with no more thana couple of clicks and you shall not have any problems to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.