Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may greatly undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux website hosting
from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an 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
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is choose any one 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's 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 which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.