What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it helpful?
Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a really simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you wish 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 will block the whole range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never addressed this kind of issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool has a very user-friendly interface. Once you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.