Once in a while you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. Such things could significantly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with simply a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers
, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then type the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them by hand. Since all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.