Every now and then you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. Such things can considerably undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complex if you would like to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole 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 will not have to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.