Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. Such things may significantly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need 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. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.