Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. This type of things could drastically undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a very simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complicated if you would like to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click whenever you want.