Find out about IP blocking, just what it indicates and how and when it’s best to use it.
Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. Such things could significantly undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit a site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.