Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you could prevent 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 check out the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything complex if you'd like 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 shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlya few clicks and you won't have any difficulties to accomplish that even if this is your first website hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything within 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.