Find out about IP blocking, just what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud packages
come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with just a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not dealt with this sort of problems in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, because our tool has a very user-friendly interface. Once you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP inside the box below. The change shall 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 equally quick.