Find out about IP blocking, what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
If you see a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is offered. However, this is something rather popular nowadays, 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 website in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with just several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. As all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.