Every now and then you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your projects, simply because no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.