Occasionally you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, which could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our Linux web hosting packages come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick out 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 which is part of the Internet 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 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.