Find out more about IP blocking, what it really indicates and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you order a Linux web hosting plan
from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya couple of clicks and you won't have any issues to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.