What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it helpful?
Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This type of things could significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwanted traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, since we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never tackled this type of matters in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a full list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP within the box below. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.