Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your projects, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our Linux cloud web hosting feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address which should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if this is your first website hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you will 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 type in 123.123. and don't input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.