What is IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it useful?
Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your work, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you just need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click anytime.