Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things could greatly undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool also - 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
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them by hand. Because all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.