Discover more about IP blocking, precisely what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may drastically undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared hosting
accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168, you just have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .