From time to time you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things may considerably undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, 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
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.