From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. There are spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. Such things could drastically undermine your work, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you get a hosting from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not legit, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick 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 you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an 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 rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya few clicks and you will not have any problems to achieve that even if this is your first hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything inside 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.