Every now and then 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 produce fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server in which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared service from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, 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
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to input them by hand. Since all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.