Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to employ it.
If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is offered. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our Linux shared website hosting packages provide an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do so with a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.