Occasionally you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can greatly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log in 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 simply won't need to do anything difficult if you want to block a whole network - you'll just 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 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.