Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to website articles. Such things may drastically undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting package from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool also - 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 to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to input them by hand. Since all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.