Occasionally you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server in which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared web hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplyseveral clicks and you shall not have any troubles to do that even if this is your first hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.