Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. Such things could considerably undermine your hard work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside 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 enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll just 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 will be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any problems to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.