What is IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? When is it useful?
Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. Such things could significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud web hosting
accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .