From time to time you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This type of things could significantly undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting plans
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting plans
, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them manually. Because all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.