Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could significantly undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you purchase a web hosting plan from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with justseveral clicks and you won't have any troubles to do that even if that's your first hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then input the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not type anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.