Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you get a hosting plan from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you could 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 input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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 Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with no more thanseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any troubles to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and don't type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.