From time to time you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have to do anything difficult if you wish 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 full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type 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 in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.