What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? In which cases is it helpful?
If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this sort of an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something quite frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting plans
feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. As soon as you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall 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 will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwanted traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, considering the fact that we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't dealt with this kind of issues in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, considering that our tool has a very user-friendly interface. When you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added in the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP in the box below. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.