Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to employ it.
If you see a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites 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 provided. The fact is that, that's something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting package
from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need 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 Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with justa couple of clicks and you won't have any difficulties to achieve that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain in question 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 restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and do not type anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.