Find out about IP blocking, what it means and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
From time to time you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. Such things may greatly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.