Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things may greatly undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our web hosting plans include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do so with only a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick any 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's part of the site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have 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 you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.