Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so beneficial and when to employ it.
Every now and then you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things can considerably undermine your hard work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared package
from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that 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 input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want 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. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.