Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out 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 shall not need to do anything challenging if you would like to block a whole 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 full range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed within the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.