What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it helpful?
In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites aiming 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 type of an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick 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 in the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you just need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with justa few clicks and you will not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if that is your first web hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not type anything within the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.