Discover more about IP blocking, precisely what it indicates and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites trying to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
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offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.