Occasionally you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may considerably undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting service from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, 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

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.