Occasionally you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server where your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting
from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated services
, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to input them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.