Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which can result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log in to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not have to do anything complicated if you would like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya couple of clicks and you will not have any issues to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.