From time to time you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. Such things could considerably undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud hosting from us, 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 legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave one or two 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
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you shall not have any problems to accomplish that even if this is your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.