Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our Linux shared website hosting packages feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with only a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.