Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything difficult if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.