Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you would like to block a whole network - you'll just need 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 shall be listed in the very 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
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and don't type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.