Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. There are spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could drastically undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting plans
provide an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with simply a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated plans
, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then enter 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 have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.