What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it useful?
Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could considerably undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server where your website is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all website hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with simply a couple of clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.