Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which may result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything challenging if you want to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will 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 will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click anytime.