Find out more about IP blocking, why it can be so helpful and when to use it.
If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where such an option is made available. Unfortunately, that's something rather common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting
account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have 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 shall block the whole range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any troubles to achieve that even if that is your first website hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.