Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may greatly undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a rather 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 perform that is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire network - you'll simply have 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 within the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then input the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.