Find out about IP blocking, exactly what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a rather simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you would like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any site 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 is provided with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never tackled this type of issues in the past, you will not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside 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 straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.