From time to time you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things could drastically undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complex 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 full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you'll 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 our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.