Every now and then you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things could significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting
from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a click at any time.