Every now and then you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. Such things can greatly undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our hosting service come with an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must 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 want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click anytime.