Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to use it.
Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with simply a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, you just have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click at any time.