From time to time you may need to block certain 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 traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things can significantly undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log within to your CP, to visit 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 shall not need to do anything challenging if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need 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 section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is select any one 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 website, and then input 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 that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a click anytime.