Discover more about IP blocking, why it can be so useful and when to use it.
Once in a while you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans
include an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you input 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. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.