Once in a while you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things could drastically undermine your projects, simply because no one likes to visit a site with many fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our Linux cloud website hosting include an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.