Occasionally you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This type of things could greatly undermine your hard work, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your website is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud service from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legit, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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 include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with justa few mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need 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 a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.