Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you order a Linux website hosting package from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them manually. Since all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.