From time to time you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your hard work, simply because 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 could generate high load on the server in which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very 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 perform that is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't need to do anything complex if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a click at any time.