From time to time you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This kind of things could considerably undermine your projects, simply because no one likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you'll be able to stop 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 within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed within 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 Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick 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 site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.