Find out more about IP blocking, exactly what it means and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log in to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't need to do anything difficult if you would like to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs will be listed in the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, which is included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never tackled this type of problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect straightaway, 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.