Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. Such things may considerably undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, that could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you purchase a Linux hosting
from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block whole IP ranges via the tool also - 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 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.