Once in a while you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting service from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in 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 which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input 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 which you add in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.