Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud hosting package from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the exact same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 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 Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, since we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not tackled this sort of issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, since our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.