Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to use it.
From time to time you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a pretty simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log inside to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult if you would like to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with justa few mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to achieve that even if that is your first web hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and don't input anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.