Every now and then you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. Such things may greatly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with several clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range too. This could be completed 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 only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click at any time.