Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may considerably undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything complex if you wish to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwanted traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, as we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not dealt with this kind of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, since our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. When you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.