Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things can greatly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux website hosting package from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave one or two 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 Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.