Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux website hosting from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that needs 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 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.