What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it helpful?
Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. Such things can drastically undermine your work, as no one likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, as you shall use an intuitive interface - you need to simply pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, since we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is provided with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not tackled this sort of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. Once you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP within the box below. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.