Find out more on IP blocking, exactly what it indicates and just how and when it’s best to use it.
Occasionally you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things could greatly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything complex if you want to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.