Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. Such things could drastically undermine your projects, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you order a hosting from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an 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 Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.