Every now and then you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. Such things could drastically undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your site is hosted, which may result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a really simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not have to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't tackled such problems in the past, you won't have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you shall find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP within the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.