Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This type of things may considerably undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with simply a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you will 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 would like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. 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 need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains which 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 type in the IP address that should be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to enter them manually. Since all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.