Discover more about IP blocking, exactly what it means and just how and when it’s best to use it.
If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is made available. Regrettably, this is something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not have to do anything challenging if you want to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting plans
, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to input them manually. As all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.