From time to time you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. Such things can drastically undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range too. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you can benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.