Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. Such things can greatly undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your site is hosted, which may result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything complicated if you wish to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you shall not have any problems to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.