Every now and then you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to site articles. This type of things could considerably undermine your work, because no one likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with only a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.