Learn more about IP blocking, why it could be so beneficial and when to use it.
Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This sort of things can drastically undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting
accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with simply a couple of clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, you just need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type them by hand. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you may quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.