From time to time you may have to block certain 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 website articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting service from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, considering the fact that we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never tackled this sort of problems in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you go to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.