Discover more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to employ it.
Occasionally you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This type of things could significantly undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated services
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then enter the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. Because all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.