Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This type of things can greatly undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server where your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a very simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log within 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 enter the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complex if you would like to block a whole network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.