From time to time you may need to block certain 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. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared plan from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.