Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to site articles. This type of things could drastically undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Because all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.