Discover more about IP blocking, what it really means and just how and when it’s best to use it.
In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log in to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complex if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplya few clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to do that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.