Discover more about IP blocking, just what it indicates and how and when it’s best to use it.
If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where such an option is provided. However, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans
include an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is super easy to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 from accessing your Internet sites. If 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 Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to do that even if that's your first hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and don't type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.