Find out more about IP blocking, exactly what it means and just how and when it’s best to use it.
If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlya few mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to do that even if that's your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.