Find out about IP blocking, what it really means and just how and when it’s best to use it.
If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is made available. Unfortunately, that's something relatively popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting plans include an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a click from the same section.