Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can significantly undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a pretty simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with us, because we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not tackled such problems in the past, you won't have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added within the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect right away, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally quick.