Find out more about IP blocking, what it means and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this sort of an option is made available. The fact is that, that is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our Linux cloud website hosting packages
provide an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick 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 is part of the website, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.