From time to time you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with simply a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, as you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is select any one 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's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply 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 you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a click at any time.