Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There are spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared plan from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.