Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things could considerably undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain 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'll just need 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 shall be listed within the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall need to do is pick any one 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 which is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.