Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with simply a few clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya couple of clicks and you won't have any issues to achieve that even if that's your first hosting account. Once you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and do not type anything in the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.