Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This type of things may greatly undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything challenging if you want to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.