Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can drastically undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't real, you are able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, 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

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. As all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.