Occasionally you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things could drastically undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud web hosting package from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.