Once in a while 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 generate fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. Such things may drastically undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud package from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter 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 depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.