Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could considerably undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, that could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather 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 requires to do this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to 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 simply won't have to do anything challenging if you'd 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 to All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is select any one 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 input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a click whenever you want.