Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. Such things could considerably undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, 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 Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a click at any time.