From time to time you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. Such things can considerably undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you want to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from to All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to enter them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.