What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? In which cases is it useful?
Every now and then you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. Such things could significantly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud website hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, you only have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .