From time to time you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. Such things could drastically undermine your work, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a rather simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't need to do anything complicated if you would like to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose 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 want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click at any time.