Discover more about IP blocking, just what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
In case you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this sort of an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud plans offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a click from the same section.