Occasionally you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things can greatly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our Linux website hosting packages feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.