Find out more about IP blocking, what it signifies and just how and when it’s best to use it.
Every now and then you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting
from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click anytime.