Discover more about IP blocking, what it really indicates and how and when it’s best to use it.
If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites trying 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 kind of an option is provided. However, that is something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our Linux cloud website hosting packages
provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will 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 mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click at any time.