Occasionally you may 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 are also spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud web hosting service from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just need 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 Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click at any time.