Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so advantageous and when to employ it.
If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this type of an option is available. The fact is that, that is something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our website hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with just a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers
, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Since all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.