From time to time you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could considerably undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting service from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For 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

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them by hand. Because all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.