What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it useful?
In case you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something quite common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting package
from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't real, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwanted traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, since we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's offered with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never addressed this kind of issues in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP within the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.