What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it helpful?
Every now and then you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.