Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so advantageous and when to use it.
If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud plans
include an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.