Every now and then you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may greatly undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all hosting
accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, because you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you just need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated plans
, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input 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 manually. Considering that all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you may quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.