From time to time you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may drastically undermine your work, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with just a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya few mouse clicks and you will not have any problems to achieve that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.