Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. There are spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. Such things could greatly undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a shared web hosting service
from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.