From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. Such things may considerably undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you buy a shared web hosting from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an 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
You shall be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, since we offer you a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't dealt with this type of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP in the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.