Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may greatly undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server where your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared web hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with simply several clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to achieve that even if that's your first hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.