Learn more about IP blocking, why it can be so useful and when to use it.
If you see a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is available. The fact is that, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting
from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers
, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them by hand. As all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.