Find out more about IP blocking, just what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to use it.
In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared website hosting
accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply 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 shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you simply have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.