Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. Such things may significantly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which may result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you want 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 shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.