Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things could considerably undermine your hard work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared package
from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, 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
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that 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 of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.