Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your work, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log inside to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complex if you'd like to block a whole 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 will be listed inside the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter 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 you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.