Occasionally you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things could drastically undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Hosting
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come with an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplya few clicks and you won't have any difficulties to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and don't enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.