From time to time you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. This type of things could greatly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create 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 this case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you purchase a Linux hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - 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 Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with justa couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any problems to accomplish that even if this is your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't type anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.