What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? In which cases is it useful?
If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from 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. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do so with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.