From time to time you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may drastically undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans
provide an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your websites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans
, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.