Discover more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to use it.
If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this type of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, considering the fact that we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't addressed this sort of problems in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, as our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in 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 enter the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.