What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this type of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something quite frequent nowadays, 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 site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our Linux shared web hosting packages provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a click from the same section.