Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. Such things could considerably undermine your work, because no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a very simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log inside to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not have to do anything challenging if you want 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 will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya few clicks and you will not have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't input anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.