What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it handy?
In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, 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 need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.