Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to use it.
If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a rather simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult if you would like to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.