Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. Such things could drastically undermine your hard work, because no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complicated if you wish to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is select any 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 that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a click at any time.