Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. Such things can considerably undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything complex if you would like to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.