Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud web hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with just a few clicks. No coding abilities are needed, as you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have 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 enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.