What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is available. Regrettably, that's something quite frequent 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 won't be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not need to do anything difficult if you wish to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana few clicks and you shall not have any issues to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.