Find out more about IP blocking, exactly what it indicates and how and when it’s best to use it.
Occasionally you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our Linux website hosting packages
include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with simply a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to enter them manually. Since all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.