From time to time you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things could drastically undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by 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 you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just have 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 come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with justseveral clicks and you shall not have any issues to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.