What is IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it helpful?
Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. Such things can considerably undermine your work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our Linux cloud web hosting services
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral clicks and you will not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and don't input anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.