Occasionally you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud web hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type them by hand. Because all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.