Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to employ it.
If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is made available. Regrettably, that is something rather frequent 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 site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our Linux cloud web hosting packages
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.