From time to time you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things may considerably undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log inside to your CP, to navigate 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 won't need to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire 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 whole range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed in the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply 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. All of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.