From time to time you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your hard work, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside to your CP, to go to 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 have to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need 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 in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.