Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.