Learn more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to employ it.
In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, this is something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting
accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, you only need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .