Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to employ it.
In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a Linux cloud website hosting plan
from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.