Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our hosting feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have 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 of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click at any time.