What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. There are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could considerably undermine your work, simply because nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything challenging if you wish to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, as we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is provided with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't tackled this type of matters in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, considering that our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. When you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP in the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.