Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could greatly undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud website hosting package
from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool also - 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
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.