Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to employ it.
If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where such an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a pretty simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything challenging if you wish to block a whole network - you will 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 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, considering the fact that we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not tackled this kind of issues in the past, you will 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 have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP within the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.