Find out about IP blocking, exactly what it means and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
If you see a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something rather common these days, 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 Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our Linux website hosting
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to achieve that even if that's your first hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.