Occasionally you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to website articles. This type of things could considerably undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a Linux shared web hosting
from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two 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
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, because we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never dealt with this type of matters in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.