Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things may considerably undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a very simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complicated if you would like to block a whole 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 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.