From time to time you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things may drastically undermine your hard work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a rather simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult if you want to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated plans
, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.